What are the capabilities of OpenCL?

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  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Will OpenCL be able to manage using multiple graphics cards in games and other graphic dependent programs? like SLI but software based?

    What is anything else it can do :confused:

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  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    No. In fact it's not really for graphics at all: it's a way of running general purpose calculations on the graphics chips instead of the CPU.
     
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  4. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ah OK, thanks.

    So having multiple GPUs can speed up application performance significantly?

    So a GTX 285, and 3x GT 120's can be used? if the application is coded to use them?

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