Nvidia Predicts 570X GPU Performance Increase

TG Daily is reporting that Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang made an astonishing prediction, claiming that GPU computing will dramatically increase over the next six years, a mere 570 times that of today's capabilities in fact, while CPU performance will only increase a staggering 3x in the same timeframe.

According to Huang, who made his revelation at the Hot Chips symposium in Stanford University, the advancement would open the door to advanced forms of augmented reality and the development of real-time universal language translation devices. Wait? A universal translator? Sounds like Huang is talking Star Trek!

Huang also said that such advancements in GPU computation would also boost a number of applications such as interactive ray tracing, CGI simulations, energy exploration, and other "real-world" applications.

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  • intesx81
    Here's my 'translation' of this article: The amount of GPU computing (using the GPU for non-graphic work) with increase by 570x. Considering the nearly non-existant uses for GPU based computing today, its definitely conceivable that there could be 570x more uses for GPU based computing. This just seems like whoever picked up the story took the figure out of context. Its technically true but not in the way we're reading it.
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  • leafblower29
    Damn that's a lot.
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  • maximus559
    Now that I'd like to see :) Really though, that's a bit outlandish. NVIDIA had better have something big up its sleeve to back up claims like that, because in my experience, nothing in this industry advances in leaps like that.
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  • leafblower29
    Damn that's a lot.
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  • radnor
    I don't know why, but i don't doubt that
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  • ubernoobie
    that bugatti veyron looks awefully realistic
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