imac and snow leopard

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  1. sojer2005 macrumors member

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    Look at http://www.apple.com/macosx/specs.html there are some specs about snow leopard and OpenCL (supported video cards)

    * NVIDIA Geforce 8600M GT, GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GTS, Geforce 9400M, GeForce 9600M GT, GeForce GT 120, GeForce GT 130.
    * ATI Radeon 4850, Radeon 4870

    Is my GF 8800 GS not supported ???
    I am just curious....
     
  2. eelpout macrumors regular

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    Man, if it's not, everyone who recently picked up a price reduced 3.06 with the 8800 GS thinking they were getting a great deal is going to be ticked off. :eek:
     
  3. adammelancon macrumors member

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    In April, I picked up a refub 2.8Ghz 24" with the ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro.
    I really hope it's supported. (keeps fingers crossed!)
     
  4. atomicshark macrumors member

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    Wow, I hope it is for anyone that bought an iMac with the 8800 GS or ATI 2600.

    I guess this helps me make my decision on buying the current gen iMac instead of a marked down older model.
     
  5. adammelancon macrumors member

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    I was wondering how long it would take for this topic to come up on the forum. I know there has been a lot of speculation about what cards would work with OpenCL. I guess we just have to wait and see, but I REALLY hope it will work with my ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro.
     
  6. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    If your graphics chip isn't listed, its not the end of the world. Just means you can't take advantage of OpenCL - who knows how much real world performance it will deliver anyway. ;)
     
  7. adammelancon macrumors member

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    But that IS the problem, not being able to take advantage of OpenCL. If they are integrating it into the OS as much as they appear, it would seem to be a HUGE loss to not be able to take advantage of it.

    What if it makes video rendering or other highly computational tasks a number of times faster using OpenCL and I'm stuck with a GPU that isn't supported. I'm basically stuck back in the stone age with a computer that is less than one year old.

    It may not be the end of the world, but it's close to it!
     
  8. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    I remain unconvinced that OpenCL will have any benefits until we've had a few more significant generation revisions to AMD/ATI and Nvidia GPU

    CUDA has been out a while and it hasn't really set the world on fire unless you're geeky and running mathematical or scientific application.
     
  9. adammelancon macrumors member

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    I'm just envisioning Apple taking advantage of it in places like iMovie and Final Cut Pro for things like rendering or real time rendering of effects.
    Or in other aspects of the iLife package.
     
  10. FragUPlenty macrumors newbie

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    so wait sorry Im kinda new here but does that mean that snow leopard wont run on the 7300gt in my Imac 24". The computer is only 2 years old and it has 4gb of ram and a dual core processor.
     
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    means opencl wont be supported...it will run SL
     
  12. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    Me too..but I have to see some bencharks and to date Apple's not offered "any" hints as to what impact we can expect.

    I think Grand Central is going to have more of an initial impact and in a couple of years when the GPUs really crank up the power and stream processing we'll get OpenCL performance to die for.
     
  13. Blake the Great macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible that more GPUs will be added by the time Snow Leopard will ship in September?
     
  14. adammelancon macrumors member

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    Lets hope!
     
  15. sojer2005 thread starter macrumors member

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    8800 GS = 8800M GTS = 8800 GTS (?)

    so it is supported after all ....
     
  16. DavidR91 macrumors member

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    The GS is identified as lots of things - a 8800M GTS, an 8800GTS, and if you do hardware diagnostics, it will be identified as just an 8800GT as well.

    It seems extremely unlikely they would not support it, considering they're supporting the 8600M which is a lesser chip than the GS/GTS
     
  17. adammelancon macrumors member

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    Still worried about my ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
     

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