hoffman2k wrote: It took them a decade to embrace 64-bit. And don't forget we're still waiting for our software to go 64-bit.
I know, this is why i'm trying to encourage people to demand we make the most out of current technology.
Wouldn't it be so much better were all the software companies looking at exploiting these advancements as and when they appeared?
hoffman2k wrote: Audio Software makers will do nothing to advance this. Especially not if the software is cross-platform.
Support will come at an OS level.
I don't quite understand what you mean here. Windows 7 is already capable of getting the most out of this hardware.
hoffman2k wrote: And if you take Ableton for example, they're not exactly known for embracing core level technology that is better than their cross-platform code. Live has the slowest browser I know, meanwhile Spotlight archived my entire drive into a file that Live could read from. But since its so different from search in the 3 versions of windows people are running, we end up with the inferior cross-platform solution.
All the more reason to ask them to step up to the mark. Also, I think Ableton are a very forward thinking company and whilst I don't expect Live 9 to have "knights ferry" in their sights, it's not impossible that Live 11/12 could.
hoffman2k wrote: Developers had access to 64-bit computers for much longer than consumers could afford them. I don't see how you can believe GPU technology will develop any faster.
It's about supply and demand. If we don't ask for it, we're not going to get it and even when 64 computing became affordable, it was under-developed because the software companies played it safe and not enough people asked them to do otherwise.
The main difference is that these new GPU's are capable of running many multiple instances of our favourite applications at full power without track freezing or any other kind of rendering. The sooner the industry is seen to adopt the new technology, the faster its development will be, so whilst this new chip is 32 cores running at 1.1 Ghz per core, they'd soon scale that up to 100+ cores running at 3+ Ghz. Now although that seems like overkill, we'd soon be writing applications that took this to the limit.
Again, wouldn't it be so much better were every manufacturer ready for each subsequent leap in technology as they became available?
Look around at the multitude of newly released soundcards. How many are incorporating USB3 into their designs? Whilst we're still showing our content to part with our money for USB 2, the industry is going to sit on its arse and do nothing to change the game. It's the public that needs to tell them what to do but whilst it's only a few voices, they're not going to listen.
The technology is there. I want it tomorrow, not a few years down the road!