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AMD CPU Technology used for the films Madagascar and over the hedge

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April 17, 2008 8:22:49 PM

It looks like Dreamworks Animation needed a lot of processing power to create these popular animated film, only AMD's advanced technology would do it seems...Intel were not an attractive option it seems.......

Articles:
http://www.amd.com/us-en/0,,3715_14123,,00.html

http://www.technologynewsdaily.com/node/725

Quotes from AMD website:

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How do you make millions of hairs on a furry raccoon come to life? Or thousands of leaves on perfectly manicured hedges sway in the wind, just as they would in a real breeze?

You do it with the revolutionary partnership of AMD and DreamWorks Animation, where animation artists tapped into the ground-breaking force of AMD's dual-core processors to bring their spectacular vision to the screen.

Over the Hedge is an extraordinary movie experience brought to you by the talent of today's leading animation team, DreamWorks Animation, and the technology of AMD and HP.


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Audiences have come to expect more sophistication from animated films. In order to continue to innovate, DreamWorks Animation is always in search of better and faster technical resources. The sheer processing power needed to produce animated films like these is enormous, and DreamWorks Animation relies on technology partners that are up to the task. Enter AMD


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To make Over the Hedge, DreamWorks Animation artists and technicians relied on over 200 AMD-powered state-of-the-art HP workstations. They worked tirelessly on these cutting-edge, dual-monitor HP xw9300 workstations outfitted with an enormous compute capacity at their fingertips.


AMD technology was also used to make Star wars episode 3! This is proof AMD are still great! Phenom 9850 CPU looking like a strong product! AMD care! Intel are Evil!!
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April 17, 2008 8:25:25 PM

thunderman said:
It looks like Dreamworks Animation needed a lot of processing power to create these popular animated film, only AMD's advanced technology would do it seems...Intel were not an attractive option it seems.......

Articles:
http://www.amd.com/us-en/0,,3715_14123,,00.html

http://www.technologynewsdaily.com/node/725

Quotes from AMD website:

Quote:

How do you make millions of hairs on a furry raccoon come to life? Or thousands of leaves on perfectly manicured hedges sway in the wind, just as they would in a real breeze?

You do it with the revolutionary partnership of AMD and DreamWorks Animation, where animation artists tapped into the ground-breaking force of AMD's dual-core processors to bring their spectacular vision to the screen.

Over the Hedge is an extraordinary movie experience brought to you by the talent of today's leading animation team, DreamWorks Animation, and the technology of AMD and HP.


Quote:
Audiences have come to expect more sophistication from animated films. In order to continue to innovate, DreamWorks Animation is always in search of better and faster technical resources. The sheer processing power needed to produce animated films like these is enormous, and DreamWorks Animation relies on technology partners that are up to the task. Enter AMD


Quote:

To make Over the Hedge, DreamWorks Animation artists and technicians relied on over 200 AMD-powered state-of-the-art HP workstations. They worked tirelessly on these cutting-edge, dual-monitor HP xw9300 workstations outfitted with an enormous compute capacity at their fingertips.


AMD technology was also used to make Star wars episode 3! This is proof AMD are still great! Phenom 9850 CPU looking like a strong product! AMD care! Intel are Evil!!


Feck off
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April 17, 2008 8:27:15 PM

Hellboy said:
Feck off


Quite!

Now what one website will BIG UP the AMD processors more than anyone else...

hmmm...

Now, is someone an AMD employee, or is someone trying to make themselves feel better about their Phenom?...
April 17, 2008 8:30:48 PM

spam! And this is coming from (me) an old AMD fanboy. Intel is dominating the CPU market, and there's nothing we can do. All companies have their ups and downs. Chill.

And wtf hellboy. You're supposedly 39, but you post **** like a oblivious 13 year old. Post an intelligent post, or don't at all.
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April 17, 2008 8:31:46 PM

mi1ez said:
Quite!

Now what one website will BIG UP the AMD processors more than anyone else...

hmmm...

Now, is someone an AMD employee, or is someone trying to make themselves feel better about their Phenom?...



lets hope he is in that special AMD's 10%
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April 17, 2008 8:33:22 PM

doomsdaydave11 said:
spam! And this is coming from (me) an old AMD fanboy. Intel is dominating the CPU market, and there's nothing we can do. All companies have their ups and downs. Chill.

And wtf hellboy. You're supposedly 39, but you post **** like a oblivious 13 year old. Post an intelligent post, or don't at all.



Hey, go to ebay and buy a funny side...... you need it....

To be honest, this sort of trolling gets on my nerves and before i went in to a rant, i took a deep breath and said it in two words...

And no it werent Big Mac
April 17, 2008 8:33:43 PM

Good job 9inch, you managed to make us all "stupider" with that drivel.
April 17, 2008 9:09:26 PM

Yawn, Those films were made when AMD did have a stronger CPU, now they don't. Your point is?
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April 17, 2008 9:14:42 PM

Hahahahaha its thundernewb!!!!!!

Hey AMD has a partnership with a company that uses their CPUs only, can't that be seen as monopolistic behavior since its a deal between AMD and Dreamworks? Even though right now in digital media encoding and graphics it is prove that a Intel CPU will do it faster therefore cutting time out of prduction therfore lowering the films overall costs?

Eitherway welcome back Thunder-doofus. We missed you pointlessness.

Oh and Madagascar was in 2007 along with Over the Hedge, if I remember correctly. Might have been started in 2006 but the Core2 was out then.
April 17, 2008 9:17:14 PM

Could be true, i don't remember exactly. But it could also be a contractual relationship as well....which makes my point moot anyway.
April 17, 2008 9:18:16 PM

THUNDERMAN!! LONG TIME NO SEE!! BIG WARM WELCOME!!
April 17, 2008 9:22:41 PM

its strange how he seems to garner a sort of familiar hatred/affection.... because he's so stupid its funny, but its annoying as well...
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April 17, 2008 9:27:06 PM

Just watched Seinfeld's "Bee Movie" which is also a Dreamworks SKG production, and Thunderpants will be amazed to know there is a whole Dreamworks/HP/AMD advertisement posing as a special feature on the DVD. In fact, it has an amazingly similar reference to all the little hairs on the bee's arses, requiring some 22 million CPU hours or some such, using "AMD Opteron 64" technology. Made me wanna grow hair on my own arse :) . However I'll just wait for Nehalem..
April 17, 2008 9:33:36 PM

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To be honest, this sort of trolling gets on my nerves...

Get's on mine also and to be 100% honest your the one starting it this time.

Now to say a bit to the OP and on topic:
You did not already know this?
Movie companies and Cray use AMD becuase they connect lots more CPU's than your web/file servers and AMD can connect dirrect from CPU-to-CPU.

The more CPU's you have working together the faster it becomes over Intel.

No other reason.
Not price.
Not raw speed.

Intel for the past year has been makeing a better product if your using 1 or 2 CPU's and that is what most of the MB's sold use.

Value @ dualcore stock 3Ghz speed is a different subject howerver.
The truth is if you have two systems set up in a game software shop...same RAM speeds/monitors/GFX cards and sound and @ standard res...that if 10K people were asked to say which box was using what brand of CPU they could not tell you.
So in this example the best value would be the AMD that sales for $100 less.

The reason for using 3Ghz stock in the above example is that most people do not OC or use dual GFX cards with large high res monitors/TV/ or multi monitor game systems,and 3Ghz does not bottelneck the system.
April 17, 2008 9:40:43 PM

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This is proof AMD are still great! Phenom 9850 CPU looking like a strong product! AMD care! Intel are Evil!!

No.
I see no "proof" here.
April 17, 2008 10:08:13 PM

Intel seems to be "attractive enough" for everone else in the world
April 17, 2008 10:10:10 PM

Thunderdork is pretty funny.

I think it's great. AMD needs all the good PR they can get. The people that don't know any better or care should by AMD, someone needs to keep them in business. They need some breathing room to at least try to catch up. Let's hope they can design a CPU that makes the Intel processors look like junk.

Everyone seems to loose sight of the ramifications of AMD going belly up.

Don't forget, we need AMD to survive and thrive or innovation will stall and the new CPUs will cost a fortune.
April 17, 2008 10:15:29 PM

I'll give you the same response that I did the last time you posted this exact same subject:

Pixar uses Intel.

Who cares one way or the other?
April 17, 2008 10:24:08 PM

ZOldDude - i dont think you've seen thunderman's regular posts - at least judging from your reaction (ie you bothered to respond to him) but, just a word of advice - dont bother, he rarely reads his posts again, and he never EVER uses logic (except in the rare event it favours AMD)
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April 17, 2008 10:49:51 PM

spuddyt said:
ZOldDude - i dont think you've seen thunderman's regular posts - at least judging from your reaction (ie you bothered to respond to him) but, just a word of advice - dont bother, he rarely reads his posts again, and he never EVER uses logic (except in the rare event it favours AMD)

+1.

And as usual I must post: :lol: 
This Is What Happens To a Troll
April 17, 2008 10:50:52 PM

i think we are in 2008!!! get an update bro
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April 17, 2008 10:52:25 PM

General Question: What other companies besides AMD owns x86 license? Also is there an x64 license too...?
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April 17, 2008 11:00:03 PM

boonality said:
Could be true, i don't remember exactly. But it could also be a contractual relationship as well....which makes my point moot anyway.



Funny you should mention it cuz supposively what Intel did with Dell was contractual as well. If it would be a moot point here, shouldn't it be the same with OEMs if they also signed the contract accepting the terms that Intel proposed?
April 17, 2008 11:00:10 PM

i'm not sure, but i'm pretty sure that x64 doesn't have its own liscence (i could be wrong, but isn't it just a different way of doing x86?)
April 17, 2008 11:05:33 PM

VIA has a license, but I don't think it entails the upgrades (SSE, etc.).

x64 doesn't have a license, per se. It is an extention of the x86 set and it falls under the "Shared Technolgies" agreement between AMD and Intel - where they are both allowed to use the upgraded instructions to the x86 architecture, regardless which company came up with it.
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April 17, 2008 11:09:26 PM

exit2dos said:
VIA has a license, but I don't think it entails the upgrades (SSE, etc.).

x64 doesn't have a license, per se. It is an extention of the x86 set and it falls under the "Shared Technolgies" agreement between AMD and Intel - where they are both allowed to use the upgraded instructions to the x86 architecture, regardless which company came up with it.


I would almost have expected Intel to grab up the x64 licsense with Itanium but thats in reality IA64. But since x64 right now is not a true 64bit only and just a 32bit with 64bit extensions we may never truly see a x64 chip.
April 17, 2008 11:36:10 PM

jimmysmitty said:
Funny you should mention it cuz supposively what Intel did with Dell was contractual as well. If it would be a moot point here, shouldn't it be the same with OEMs if they also signed the contract accepting the terms that Intel proposed?


If Dreamworks sold computers, and AMD had PAID them, I could see the comparison. But they dont, they just buy computers, so they can use whomever they wish exclusively.

I dont want to sound like a fanboy, so please understand, if the OEMs decide all on there own that they want to use only Intel procs, fine, I may not personally like it, but its their choice. However, when Intel is tossin $$$ to get that to happen, I have a BIG problem with it.
April 18, 2008 12:24:02 AM

^ True.
April 18, 2008 12:52:57 AM

jimmysmitty said:
I would almost have expected Intel to grab up the x64 licsense with Itanium but thats in reality IA64. But since x64 right now is not a true 64bit only and just a 32bit with 64bit extensions we may never truly see a x64 chip.


Yeah, that's why AMD came out with x64. If Intel could've made a viable x86 emulator for IA64, then AMD would've been shut out. I gotta give kudos to AMD here, as x64 was a brilliant and unexpected move.
April 18, 2008 1:09:18 AM

Damn!, can you loose honestly either way, I have a intel processor, but i loved every amd chip i ever had, and every intel processor(except a p4, i had for a short time) They are all fast even the lower speed chips.
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