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rhyno_dagreat



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Intel actually documents their graphics processors, as can be shown here:
http://www.intel.com/design/chipsets/Q965_Q963/documentation.htm

This is in opposition to ATI and nVidia who don't document much worth anything.

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-Ryan "Rhyno" Lloyd
Post 09 Apr 2007, 20:33
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zir_blazer



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According to this... http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070219-8878.html Both ATI and nVidia should have they GPUs well documented to be used directly. ATI supposedly should give away info for programming directly in they GPUs Assembly language while nVidia adds extensions to the C language.[/url]
Post 10 Apr 2007, 00:22
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rhyno_dagreat



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Hmmm... I've never read that before. But I've asked nVidia directly for that kind of info and they said they couldn't give me it.
Post 10 Apr 2007, 02:08
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f0dder



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Intel's graphics solutions aren't exactly as high-end or R&D-heavy as ATI and nvidia... also, intel graphics is more targetted at OEMs, whereas ATI and nvidia solutions are targetted mostly at gamers, that only really care about their games (which means Windows).

IMHO it's understandable enough that nvidia and ATI don't want to release a lot of details and possibly give the competitor any advantages. There's still done quite a lot of work in the drivers...
Post 10 Apr 2007, 06:16
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Chewy509



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And to follow on from f0dder, ATi and nVidia also license a lot of IP/Technology from 3rd parties, (hint: SGI), which makes it harder to provide documentation for the chipsets.
Post 10 Apr 2007, 23:09
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