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    Default Cool New Technology from Microsoft

    SensimilijaThis is some very cool technology from a division of Microsoft. It was demonstrated at the TED conference and shows some amazing manipulation of various images.

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    its a video, on break

    This looks really cool, Imagine playing games on this baby.



    And oh. I know I posted this on chit chat, but no one gives a fuck there about it, so I decided to post it here for us who care about new technology
    lol But I can't edit or delete the old post, so if any mod read this please delete the old thread in chit chat..
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    what is so good ? he is just zooming and de-zooming on the screen :s

    the thought of microsoft doing something cool and/or new is funny nevertheless

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    While thats cool in itself, what is even cooler is the tech behind it, as the guy said, its only keeping whats on the screen in the RAM. What that means is that you could have a million pictures in the window but you can zoom in infinitely because its only resizeing the pixels on the screen.

    For example when you open an image in picture and fax, and you try to zoom in, Windows resizes the whole image even though its only displaying a portion of the image.
    With the demoed tech, only the view is resized and kept in RAM. Also, if you zoomed out really far, to the point where you can't see the details of am image, only the displayed pixels are kwpt in RAM, rather than the data for the whole image (most of which you can't see because te pixels have merged).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu View Post
    I just checked out the demo, I must say I'm quite impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98abaile View Post
    With the demoed tech, only the view is resized and kept in RAM. Also, if you zoomed out really far, to the point where you can't see the details of am image, only the displayed pixels are kwpt in RAM, rather than the data for the whole image (most of which you can't see because te pixels have merged).
    are you sure ? because that wouldn't be really interesting, at all :O
    -> your comp would lag like crazy every time you would like to zoom out.. it would kill the purpose of RAM to begin with ^^"
    -> it is the work of the graphical card to display the image, and it would be a shame to make the RAM + processor do the graphical work.

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    @ Shautieh:

    The assets are indeed stored on your RAM. It makes the process of zooming in and out much more efficient even with a low memory bandwidth (aka 64-bit is not necessary despite its appearance). See for yourself by opening up a RAM monitoring app.

    The reason why it does not lag even when you zoom out is BECAUSE it's heavily using RAM instead of hard drive.

    If you actually listened to the guy talking, you would have known that it's GPU-based rendering.

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    wow the demo is really cool. Can't wait for this to come out I love it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu View Post
    @ Shautieh:

    The assets are indeed stored on your RAM. It makes the process of zooming in and out much more efficient even with a low memory bandwidth (aka 64-bit is not necessary despite its appearance). See for yourself by opening up a RAM monitoring app.

    The reason why it does not lag even when you zoom out is BECAUSE it's heavily using RAM instead of hard drive.

    If you actually listened to the guy talking, you would have known that it's GPU-based rendering.
    i didn't watch the whole video, but what I said was in response to abaile's post who said the contrary
    It makes more sense like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by shautieh View Post
    i didn't watch the whole video, but what I said was in response to abaile's post who said the contrary
    It makes more sense like that
    98 laid it out accurately. It's you who didn't understand.

 

 
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