iPad 3, time for OpenCL?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Edd.Dantes, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Edd.Dantes macrumors 6502

    Dec 5, 2007
    Anyone else have OpenCL pop into their head during the keynote?

    When I head about the 4 graphics cores, that will remain mostly idle for me, I thought OpenCL.

    Everyone likes speed and using GPUs to kick it up seem pretty nice to me.

  2. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
  3. Edd.Dantes thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 5, 2007
    Definitely OpenCL.

    A quick Google search yielded this: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5607/the-portland-group-announces-opencl-compiler-for-stericsson-armbased-novathor-socs

    Not sure why the 6 series GPUs are needed but the actual ARM cores could be utilized now, with an iOS update.

    Apple tried to spear-head OpenCL with OSX and I gotta be honest, I was not impressed. I could bench it and it was great if certain software could utilize it but it just wasn't/isn't there.

    For these iOS devices, I think squeezing performance out of every nm is wise.

    If the GPU cores were used, the battery life wouldn't be impacted a whole lot and the performance yield might be worth it.

    Just late night thinking. This will probably look different to me in the morning :rolleyes:

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