Open CL in Snow Leopard and Graphics Chips

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Chemeddy, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Chemeddy macrumors member

    Chemeddy

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    Hi!

    Does anyone has any idea what graphics chips present in the Macs can take advantage of the upcoming Open CL in 10.6?

    I have a iMac with a Radeon 2600HD chip, and wonder if performance will be boosted. How about the chips in the current unibody MacBooks?
     
  2. Chase R macrumors 65816

    Chase R

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    I'm pretty sure any Intel Mac can take advantage of OpenCL. I could be wrong though so someone correct me if I am.
     
  3. borcanm macrumors regular

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    Yes Open CL will work on your card.

    To take advantage of Open CL you will need a video card with stream processors. At least thats what ive read. My X1600 apparently wont be able to do so but yours will.
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    There's an article on MacOSRumors about this. Note that their reliability track record isn't all that great, but it's an interesting read nonetheless. Link
     

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