World’s Most Powerful Home Super Computer Unveiled
AMD launches the most powerful home gaming PC in the world, capable of delivering real time cinematic rendering of current-generation movie-quality CGI.
AMD launches the most powerful home gaming PC in the world
Powered by a series of new AMD chips the Quad Core Phenom CPU includes a set of four CPUs on one chip, and four Radeon HD 3000 graphics processors.
The CPU has the raw computing power of over 80 Sony PS3s, capable of delivering what many consider the holy grail of gaming experiences ?¢‚Ç¨‚Äú real time cinematic rendering of current-generation movie-quality CGI ?¢‚Ç¨‚Äú in essence, playing a movie as one would play a video game, with no degradation of quality.
To put the new PC into some perspective, Deep Blue, probably the most celebrated gaming computer ever built was constructed by IBM in 1997 to beat Gary Kasparov at chess. It cost millions of dollars to build and weighed 1.4 tonnes.
Exactly 10 years on, AMD are launching a home supercomputer that has the power of 200 Deep Blues (11 GigaFLOPs) but costs $2000 dollars. This kind of supercomputing power has traditionally been reserved exclusively for the most advanced scientists and research with multi-million dollar budgets putting massive supercomputing power well within the range of everyday people.