Asymetrical CPU/GPU Hybrid Processors

Discussion created by cknopp on Nov 7, 2008
Latest reply on Nov 8, 2008 by avk

Is it possible to put an x64 dual core and a 4870x2 on the same die?

I imagine that having two 64bit cpu's vectoring to the 1600 stream processors would open some doors that are not possible with the current hardware.

If this is not possible, please explain.  From what I have read concerning the huge movement towards GPGPU programs due to its paralell processing power, it would only benefit to have them incorporated onto the same chip.

Any info or comments are welcome.  I think that this will be the next step in the evolution of modern computing, and AMD is in the position to become the dominant chip manufacturer and SELLER on the planet.

I would hate to see this potential wasted, especially since it would be almost impossible for Intel to produce a chip that could compete.

Comments?  Single point failures?  Possible or not?


I hungrily await any responses!