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  • mayankleoboy1 - Friday, March 29, 2013 - link

    I have yet to see AMD's Video Codec Engine actually doing what it claimed at launch :
    "using only VCE, you get real time conversion. Using VCE+GPU, you get 4x real time speed."
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  • nathanddrews - Friday, March 29, 2013 - link

    So when will GRID and Sky lead to a proper consumer iteration? We know that Valve and NVIDIA have shown home "cloud" gaming proof-of-concept stuff, but how soon until I'll be able to have a gaming server in my rack capable of supporting multiple streams to boxes (Pistons?) around my house?

    P.S. I don't want to be patient, I want an answer now. :P
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  • Basilisk - Tuesday, April 02, 2013 - link

    The 900's draw 300watts and lack a fan. It's rear connectors block 25-30% of the exit-path, and, compounding that, the 900's fins appear to have a 1/4" gap to the back-plate, meaning a substantial part (25%?) of the exiting air will entirely by-pass the card. In contrast, the Nvidia GRID cards have no rear connectors to restrict air-flow, the cooling shroud connects fully to the rear plate so all exiting air passes through their card, and the K2 (top model AFAIK) only pulls 225watts. It just seems that's one heck of an over-pressure requirement for the 900's Server -- or a hellishly hot running temp for the 900. (Pardon my ignorance or these server boxes.) Reply

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