Open CL in Snow Leopard and Graphics Chips

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

  1. Chemeddy macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2007

    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

    May 8, 2008
    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

    Nov 4, 2008
    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


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    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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