13 Replies Latest reply on Sep 6, 2008 3:11 PM by xtremeleo

    What can I do with my 4850 and Vista?

    Acumen

      I have a project I'd like to start running on my GPU, but I'm completely frustrated trying to get anything that will work.  Right now its in C# but it would not be a big issue getting it into C/C++.

      I just got my 4850, and I'm starting to have second thoughts about it because CUDA seems to have so much more support.

      As I said I am on Vista, which makes it more difficult.

        • What can I do with my 4850 and Vista?
          ryta1203
          I don't believe that Vista is supported by Firestream SDK yet, although I believe they are planning this in their next release. Also, in the current release, Firestream SDK does not "officially" support HD4xx0 series, although I have a 4850 that I have not had problems with.

          I really can't answer your CUDA/Firestream delimma, that's something for you to decide.
            • What can I do with my 4850 and Vista?
              Acumen

              Is there any development platform I can use with my current hardware/software?

              • What can I do with my 4850 and Vista?
                michael.chu
                Thanks ryta1203 for replying. :-)

                ryta1203 is correct. Vista support and 4850 support is the plan for v1.2-beta which is currently getting finished up. Scheduled to be out late-Aug/early-Sept. We try to release on a quarterly cadence when possible and unfortunately, the 4850/4870 support missed that last release.

                For Vista, unfortunately there isn't a work around for that at the moment that I can provide publicly. If you had an XP machine, you could try that, or if you wanted, you could install RHEL 5.1 (or CentOS 5.1) or SLES 10 SP1 and dual-boot.

                Sorry for the inconvenience! A workable solution for your setup is coming imminently! Stay tuned...

                Michael.
              • What can I do with my 4850 and Vista?
                MicahVillmow
                bubu, although the 4XXX series of cards is not officially supported, some users of this forum has gotten them to work with linux/xp32. If you don't want to wait for the Vista support release, maybe installing linux as a dual boot might be an option.
                  • What can I do with my 4850 and Vista?
                    bubu

                     

                    Originally posted by: MicahVillmow If you don't want to wait for the Vista support release, maybe installing linux as a dual boot might be an option.


                    Unfortunately I use a SATA raid and no distro seems to support it well. And I need also 48XX OGL3.0 drivers. It's a nxt-nxt-gen realtime ray tracing/global illumination realtime voxel render assisted by the GPU.

                    If the next release is targeted by Sep I think i'll just wait a few.

                    thx