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toby
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I need nvidia graphics card on W500

I use mathematica a lot and consider ordering the W500.

 

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=116466&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1227784 

 

 

unfortunately, lenovo chose a strange ati graphics card (with issues again as with the t61p). will lenovo ever get its act together?

 

T

 

 

 

 

t61p 2.4ghz c2d, 4gb ram, 100gb 7200 rpm hd, 256mb fx 570m, 3945abg intel, wuxga, suse64 10.3
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Re: I need nvidia graphics card on W500

Hello,

 

unfortunately, there is no option to change your card. It´s soldered on your mobo.

 

 

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Re: I need nvidia graphics card on W500

@toby:

 

 What issues with ATi in W500 are you referring to?

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toby
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Re: I need nvidia graphics card on W500

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!!!

 

T

 

 

 

 

t61p 2.4ghz c2d, 4gb ram, 100gb 7200 rpm hd, 256mb fx 570m, 3945abg intel, wuxga, suse64 10.3
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Re: I need nvidia graphics card on W500

Hello everybody,

 

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:

http://fireuser.com/blog/amd_stream_computing_and_nvidia_cuda_similar_but_different/

"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...

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