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Every time I post that I get a great read out of you guy's. Thanks.
As for the photoshop question I would check the adobe site. They typically say what hardware their apps work best with. The last time I heard anything was when they said that PC's were a better choice for Photoshop work, but that was like a year ago.
There was so much else in there that it's hard to respond to it all. But, most of all the CS is in it's own class. Most CS benchmarks only apply to that field. So they are pretty much null, or void to use as benchmarks in popular 2D, and 3D rendering, or anything 90% of Mac uses do (or would like to do) with their Mac's.
But a few things to note.
You forgot to explain what your showing.
Yeah ummmm...blistering. The king has no clothes.
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Halo is a great cross platform test since it uses advanced shading technologies.
What a bunch of crap. The highest shading technologies are in real 3D rendering apps.
Very deceptive Mac testing, This is what I expect from an Apples next keynote. But it is telling tale to those who know to read it correctly nonetheless.
Notice the card tested many times as Quad in the description is an Nvidia Quadro FX 3400, which is a pro 3D card made specifically for use in 3D applications, and the Nvidia Quadro drivers are quite different than basic gaming drivers as I have recently learned. But they are testing it with Games. Doesn't work like that.
They did however make a few tests that show how high a level of performance is possible by using a card with basic drivers that are used in every day machines, and games. GeFU stands for Geforce 6800 Ultra. That is a basic card that is gaming capable. The dual Processor Xeon Machine across the top shows just how much faster performance can be achieved using a correct card with SLI in the test. It also shows the Dual Xeon as spanking the Dual Mac both with a single GPU by about a 20% increase in performance. But note that Nvidia's SLI performance under the Dual Xeon machine was just short of twice as fast as the PowerMac Dual G5.
Now - they did not show the Athlon once with the Geforce 6800 Ultra GPU because you can see how fast this single processor machine compares to the Dual Xeon using the Quadro GPU. They come up as equal.
So it stands to reason that a "single processor" Athlon with SLI using Geforce 6800 Ultra's would also be twice as fast as a Dual Processor G5 using the same graphics card. !
Athlon = Single Processor. 1 CPU
Opteron = Dual Procressor. 2 CPU
Note: They never bothered showing an AMD Opteron (dual Processor) Machine #1 = Because they smoke Dual Xeons, and #2 = The G5 would just look that much worse.
Yep Looks like an Apple keynote to me.
Originally posted by hmurchison
HyperTransport is a state-of-the-art I/O bus interfaceup to 8.0GB/sbetween the NVIDIA nForce Professional media and communications processor (MCP) and the CPU. NVIDIAs fifth-generation HyperTransport design integrates tightly with the AMD Opteron Direct Connect Architecture to deliver leading-edge 32-bit and 64-bit performance.
Powermacs have had Hypertransport links for almost two years now.
Nvidia keeps hyping fluff and making it sound like they have something new. Yawn, somebody wake me up when a real advancement comes.
Powermacs have been dual proc for almost a decade now. Apple was first with a mainstream board with PCI-X and Hypertransport. They were first with standardized wireless.
What's wrong with NVIDIAs fifth-generation HyperTransport design.
Yes, So what are you trying to say? AMD invented Hypertransport. Nvidia is working closely with AMD, and now Nvidia is in their 5th incarnation of hypertransport technology. That does not sound like they are saying hypertaransport is new. It sounds like they are using the latest version of it that's all.
PCI-X Yes every mother board manufacturer had it at the same time too.
Not like it really matters.
- I expect the next Powermacs to have maybe dual gigabit and SATA II with NCQ as well
That remains to be seen, but as of now I see nothing, and their last years model was still out paced by the competition.
And this is why I say unless Apple decides to adopt SLI, and do more with the internals of the PowerMac they are going to be the second rate buy for a pro machine again this year.
One last thing to note again is that nVidia has said that the dual core Opteron Processors should also work in this motherboard when they are released.