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HD4870X2 vs Human Brain

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by wolf2009, Aug 18, 2008.

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    so we're getting close to the end, i loled at the 30W to power a brain
     
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    When we get to that level of efficiency in a gfx card, humanity will cease to exist as we know it :p
     
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    Look at the bandwidth of the human brain. Over 10 million terabits. Graphics cards are a bit far off in handling data.

    Also AMD should realise Gigaflops isnt everything as their gflop per watt graph shows in comparison to real world performance.
     
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    I wonder what SuperPi tim you would get run through a brain...

    i thought the human brain was adaptable though? Didnt think you could put a figure on how many calcs and how much memory.
     
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    In terms of graphical computation, the human brain can turn a 4D environment into a series of 2D images that still allow for depth perception over an infinite spatial plane. Lets see a graphics card do that anytime soon :rolleyes:
     
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    i think your brain pwnz crysis
     
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    Interesting read, and my dad's side of the family is Turkish and his father is into computers and such so I sent him an email with the link and a request for the article to be translated.
     
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    Nice, lets hope he responds as soon as possible and lets us all know whats written in there .
     
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    Well hopefully he will have something done within the next 3 or 4 hours before he goes out to the bars.
     
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    We still have a limited rez though, would love to know what it is, hmmm, google time... lol.
     
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    our brains are limited in some factors where a cpu/gpu is not limited
    we can think forward and design new stuff thats what cpu.gpu cant do
    we can think outside teh box a cpu/gpu cant
    we cant calculate as fast as a gpu/cpu can
    we cant replace a piece of brain kwak like we can do with a broken cpu
     
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    Okay from the digging around I've done:

    And it seems the eye's refresh rate is approx 1/5 second.

    So when is a computer gonna be able to generate 576 megapixels at 200FPS, whilst also running all the background taks, an anti-virus system ;) , controlling movement, 5 senses, thought, repair and running a constant backup...? :laugh:
     
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    We can calculate much faster than any silicon device. We cant calculate mathematics and stuff as fast conciously cus most of are brain power is being used on controlling every other part of our body.
     
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    bah just theow 100 4870x2s in super mega ultra crossfire
    don't forget to use a nuclear reactor as a power source, otherwise your system may experiance a loss in performance
     
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    It was interesting to see that our braind only use the equivalnet of 30W of power though.
    I think what with rising energy prices (esp here in UK), they need to start getting hardware more energy effecient, bring on the XXpm die shrink!
     
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    hmm is there a way to overclock the brain?
     
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    Steroids! :rolleyes:
     
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    w/o wrecking it plz :laugh:


    Its called mind training or learning. We can train ourselves to do anything at a faster rate if we wanted to. The human brain can even slow down time in high-pressure situations. Even when cpu/gpu become fast enough to mimmick the human brain, they still won't be able to think (unless someone spends a lifetime programming it to realize every human situation :p). On the other hand, I'm sure it will become reality across multiple generations. People are dedicated like that :toast:
     
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    One of these days we will grow human brains in a bowel and use them as computers.

    100 years from now......I don't see why we would not do it.
     
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    I've seen in a documentary about this guy:

    http://scottflansburg.com/Scott_Flansburg/Home_Page.html

    He was bad @ math and, later, decided to train his brain for like 4 to 8 hours a day, initially, and now is like a human calculator.

    EDIT

    He doesn't seem to be the one of the documentary ... :wtf:

    2 human calculators?

    EDIT #2

    Found it: this is the dude i saw (Rudiger Gamm)!

    http://www.discoverychannel.ca/shows/castlist.aspx?sid=4399
     
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    Youre so wrong, we cant compare our calculations like 3+3 etc, the brain, makes so much calculations for us to even breath, the quantity is ginarmous, and lets not forget those dudes, like that german in Discovery channel. The think we cant put the brain into full usage. that would rock super comps
     

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