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What's with the ARM CPU on the 750ti (and presumably future maxwell cards)?

#1PhilOnDezPosted 1/24/2014 2:55:30 PM
I've been looking around and haven't really been able to find anything aside from "Improved GPGPU performance and might reduce CPU overhead"

The reduction of CPU overhead seems plausible enough, if unlikely due to a lack of devs interested in programming to utilize it, but what does the boost in GPGPU mean for a gamer, anything substantial?
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#2SefyrothPosted 1/24/2014 5:43:07 PM
Wasn't the GPU invented to take load off the CPU in the first place?
Or, am I missing something here?
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#3PhilOnDez(Topic Creator)Posted 1/24/2014 6:19:39 PM
GPUs are really good at solving simple problems over and over extremely fast, CPUs are better at solving complex problems. The way it was described to me was the CPU was the boss and was able to make complicated decisions based on information given while the GPU was the workers, just doing what they're told without making any decisions. Not sure what that has to do with my question though.

I found someone saying that the biggest reason they decided to include this was for the sake of some of their supercomputing clients who wanted a way to cut out all the x86 processors they were having to purchase. The maxwell cards are basically APUs that don't require a dedicated CPU to function at all in the right environment. That sounds extremely handy, basically to improve your supercomputer all you need is more cards and more power, no having to worry about how many GPUs your CPUs can handle without bottlenecking.
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#4PhilOnDez(Topic Creator)Posted 1/25/2014 9:01:42 AM
Bump. Nobody's heard anything? Even just speculation you've seen would be interesting.
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#5R_BrockPosted 1/25/2014 9:16:39 AM
It sounds like you answered your own question. ARM isn't compatible with x86, so for normal users it wouldn't be a benefit. Unless maybe you wanted to run Android on your desktop or something... I guess that could be fun.
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