11-21-2008 01:46 AM
I use mathematica a lot and consider ordering the W500.
unfortunately, lenovo chose a strange ati graphics card (with issues again as with the t61p). will lenovo ever get its act together?
11-21-2008 09:03 AM
unfortunately, there is no option to change your card. It´s soldered on your mobo.
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11-21-2008 10:03 AM - edited 11-21-2008 10:16 AM
What issues with ATi in W500 are you referring to?
11-21-2008 04:20 PM
ati does not support cuda (also, linux support is not as good as from nvidia, also there does not exist a V5700 card on the ati page, and therefore there is no XP/linux driver available for this card from ati)
lenovo, PLEASE make one of the nividia chips FX770M, FX1700M avalable as a choice when purchasing W500!!!
11-21-2008 04:49 PM
i'm not an expert on CUDA, but isn't it possible for you to use the stream compiler for your appilication?
Sorry if i don't understand the technical details...
I Just read this interesting article:
"AMD’s Brook+ (the Stream Compiler) is completely open source, while Nivida’s CUDA is proprietary."
I'd like to think that OpenSource is better, but that is only my opinion...
Anyway, you might think about buying a W700... those have nVidia inside...
Just my 2Cents...