Snow Leopard OpenCL and 8800GS

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  1. aki macrumors 6502a

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    ive looked around and seen questions but not answers...

    will opencl be used by imacs with the nvidia 8800gs??.....its not on the apple list and some people say its a typing mistake but apple would have fixed that by now i think

    there doesnt seem a technical reason why 8800gs cant do it as far as i know but thats not far

    have anyone heard anything more on this??

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  2. Poncho macrumors 6502

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    'My friend says there's not much documentation up yet about OpenCL and that the current Snow Leopard release might not even have support for it yet, as it's more of a testing bed for basic compatibility with Snow Leopard's main system, acceleration techniques notwithstanding.

    He filed a ticket though, and an engineer stated that the 8800 GS is really a GTS card with a "nickname," and the specs referred to on the Snow Leopards page list do include the 2008 iMac's high-end card. In fact, the 8800 GS is as powerful as the GT 130 that's in current iMacs, and actually more powerful in certain benchmarks."'

    From this thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=715966&highlight=8000GS&page=14
     
  3. aki thread starter macrumors 6502a

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