Free Office and office applications promise AMD GPU accelerated
Since Office 2007, Microsoft promised to bring gpu acceleration office applications that until now promise has not been fulfilled, because this support is limited to a few GPU-accelerated effects on reproduction of PowerPoint, but apparently the situation will not be repeated with Free Office.
amd claims to have joined The Document Foundation to collaborate on the development of the Free Office suite: Open Office, helping to migrate many of the intensive calculations of the suite from the CPU to the GPU, using the standards Heterogeneous System Architecture “HSA” and OpenCL, to deliver much higher performance.
One Free Office applications benefit most from GPU acceleration will be Calc, which will become a very powerful alternative to Microsoft Excel, thanks to support gigantic spreadsheets, which quickly calculated via OpenCL.
Link: Free Office adds GPU acceleration, spousal Gives gamers a potent defense (ExtremeTech)
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