I'm taking a CS class in college currently, and the school offered me Visual Studio 2010 to have, because that is what we use in class. Apparently, because I was bored and in my math class, I looked up the Nvidia 4xx series of GPU's and realized that my GTX460 would support GPU acceleration in Video Studio.
My question is how does it work? Is it automatic? Do I have to turn it on? What exactly is it speeding up?
This doesnt have to be in terms of Visual Studio. More just in general.
Just trying to learn a few things here.
EDIT: I think I was wrong in the GTX460 being eligible for GPU acceleration, but I would still like to know how it works.
EDIT2: Apparently, since the 460 has CUDA, it would work anyway. I'm getting more confused now.
Are you a CS major? I am a Computer Engineer major and at my college at least they share very similar classes....surprised to see you posting a question on here lol used to you answering them all....from a real general perspective gpu acceleration is basically massive parallel computing...the software makes use of the hundreds of "cores" in a video card to simultaneously compute different things...its similar to having more cores in a cpu...more algorithms can be computed at one time...here is a little article on it and has to do with visual studio
no problem man...how many years do you have down in computer engineering? it gets much better as it goes on lol...you start taking some cool classes later on (around year 3 or so)...yea your computer has a much faster graphics card than the ones in the lab....they prolly dont even have a dedicated card in them so there is no gpu acceleration at all
Edit: University of Pacific is that in Cali? I am at the University of Illinois at Chicago....its the ghetto of the Illinois schools lol
Do you like it out there? good school? UIC is alright not the best professors but I got alot of money from them so I can stick it out....next semester I am taking a class where you wire circuits using a breadboard and then you hook it up to a computer via usb and write programs in assembly that interact with the circuits you build...its gonna be fun