CPU as GPU

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mogallin, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. mogallin macrumors member

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    ok, so ive ordered this cool 8 core mac pro with a 8800gt and i googled a bit on crysis. It seems i will need a hell of a graphics card, or many of them, to run it on high graphics levels.

    My question is therfore, is it possible to have the CPU doing some of the GPUs work? I will probably have 4 cores almost unuesd when gaming and thats sort of a pitty
     
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    no, the gpu does graphics work so many times better than your cpu. besides 4 of your cores are already being thrashed, pretty good by todays standards.
     
  3. mogallin thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks you for the quick response. Imagine if Dells support could be as quick and helpful...

    Then my next questions are:

    1 Does CrossFire work in bootcamp?
    If so, which are the best ATI cards available for Mac OS X?

    2 Will it be possible to find windows SLI drivers for 8800, that dont require a SLI Motherboard?

    3 Else, what would be the single most powerful card for Mac?
     
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  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm going to suggest the 4870 first and then the 4870X2.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Where a GPU can process and display 100FPS, the CPU can only do like 2FPS, so even if you could utilize it, it would have almost ZERO benefit.
     

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