Need help to understand Open CL

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mac1212, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Mac1212 macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2009
    As far as i have understond Open GL improve the graphic effect in games, will Open CL improve the Graphic effect on the desktop?
  2. 11800506 macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2007
    Washington D.C. Area
    What exactly are you asking? OpenCL will allow developers to access the computing power in GPUs for tasks other than 3D graphics such as encoding, etc, which as of now is wasted when the GPU is idling.

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  3. Mac1212 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2009
    ahh, so the GPU will help the memory when its not being used?
  4. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    wut? No....

    OpenGL improves graphics by letting the GPU help the CPU out with the number crunching needed to make them. OpenCL will do this for other tasks, like encoding and encryption, etc.

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