TG Daily takes a look at modern high-end coprocessors. This includes graphics cards like that can do GPGPU computing tasks like the ATI Radeon HD 4870 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 but also the NVIDIA T10P Tesla, Clearspeed CSX700 and Tilera Tile64.
We began seeing modifications to video cards through software libraries. No longer would products from ATI or Nvidia simply do better graphics faster, but now it would provide real compute abilities and speedups not possible previously without extremely expensive high-end cards.
In this article, we look at five high-end contenders priced that are likely appeal to enthusiast, enterprise power and professional users. ATI's highest end graphics card, the RV770-based 4870; Nvidia's highest-end offerings the GTX 280 and T10P Tesla; Clearspeed's CSX700 and Tilera's Tile64. All of these products are available today and all of them have proven their abilities to significantly increase performance through parallel computing.