Core i7 vs GeForce GTX 280 in parallel processing performance

Intel researchers have published the results of a performance comparison between their latest quad-core Core i7 processor and a two-year-old Nvidia graphics card, and found that the Intel processor can’t match the graphics chip’s parallel processing performance.

On average, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 280 was 2.5 times faster than the Intel 3.2GHz Core i7 960 processor, and more than 14 times faster under certain circumstances, the Intel researchers reported in the paper, called “Debunking the 100x GPU vs. CPU myth: An evaluation of throughput computing on CPU and GPU.”

You can find the paper here and a nice article at Computerworld.

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