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Old December 15 2011, 07:39 PM   #12
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Re: One of the biggest tech news stories of the year

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But does that speed increase include the bus, or just the memory's internal speed? Bus speeds have always been the bottleneck between CPU and RAM.
If this tech could be applied to GPUs, then internal memory speed would be more important. GPUs can easily bottleneck on memory speed. Of course, bus speed is an important fact there as well, but not the only one.
I hadn't thought of the implications for video memory, but you're right, this would be a huge deal there, even if the system bus isn't any faster. Given the exponential increase in texture sizes over the past several years, being able to do fast operations on in-memory textures will only become more important in the future. Making the memory faster should also free up GPU time for other tasks.
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