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Message 40902 - Posted: 30 Oct 2011, 20:17:02 UTC

I have an Asus netbook, dual core with Nvidia Ion graphics.
In researching I found it should have 16 graphics cores. In Boinc it shows 5 total, 2 Cpu and 3 GPU.
Does anyone know if the graphics are choked down for battery consumption to a few cores for netbooks or if there is a way to make use of those 16 total ?
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Message 40903 - Posted: 30 Oct 2011, 21:38:29 UTC - in response to Message 40902.  

I find that the Next-Gen ION has "up to 16 cores", which doesn't mean all actually have 16 cores. Even then, all those cores make up your GPU. You can't address them individually. Another word for CUDA cores is Thread processors. E.g., the Tesla C2070 has 448 of them, but that doesn't mean it has 448 GPUs. Just one GPU that has 448 cores.
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Message 40909 - Posted: 31 Oct 2011, 2:38:23 UTC - in response to Message 40903.  

Thanks for the info Ageless.
That answers my wquestion quite well.
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