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1answer
45 views

What are the differences between “scientific GPUs” and “gaming GPUs”?

I am currently working with neural nets and I recently made my code much faster by configuring a framework correctly to make use of a GPU. The GPU that is used is a Tesla C2075, which is part of the ...
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1answer
30 views

How to identify hardware performance bottleneck in laptop?

Is there any tool that helps to determine the weakest link of my current laptop hardware specification? Any online guide to help me choose nice balanced configuration for the new laptop? I need to ...
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1answer
41 views

Chipset GPU causes a massive slowdown

My AMD Radeon HD 7700 recently broke (fan stopped working and GPU overheated), and now I'm running on internal chipset graphics, and it causes a massive slowdown of the whole PC. I've changed the ...
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1answer
121 views

How do you measure GPU throttling?

How do I determine or monitor when and to what extend my GPU throttles due to thermal constraints? Is this data available natively in logs or do I need to run a separate program beyond what is ...
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0answers
80 views

Games in windowed mode lag (with AMD GPU)

Before I start, I tested the latest beta and the latest stable (as of now) drivers, both had this problem. The problem is also not specific to any game, like it happens in Battlefield 4 and Trine 2. ...
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2answers
99 views

Why are CPUs better than GPUs at regular tasks?

I'm trying to understand the relative strengths of CPUs vs GPUs. Quoting popular opinion, "the more cores, the better", so by that logic, a GPU should always outperform a CPU, and it does with ...
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0answers
160 views

GeForce 630M not running at max clock (no overheating etc.)

I'm having problems with my Lenovo Z580 notebook, using a GF 630M GPU - it seems that in 3D, under a full load, the card never switches to more than 270MHz, while max. according to spec should be 672. ...
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2answers
1k views

Will my CPU bottleneck this GPU?

I've been meaning to upgrade my computer for quite a long time but money's a bit short and I can't do it all at once, I want to upgrade my GPU first because it's not up to par with most newer games ...
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1answer
295 views

How does clock speed influence processing speed? [duplicate]

How is AMD able to market it's microprocessors mentioning clock speed as less as possible? How does clock speed influence FLOPS? Which one should I check first, when I'm a cpu or graphics card, FLOPS ...
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0answers
37 views

How can I see the current bandwidth use of the dedicated graphics memory?

Can I calculate it using the values I see on gpu-z? can it actually be calculated or monitored?
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3answers
1k views

Does a dedicated video card improve HTML5 websites, Skype or Flash games performance?

I have read that having a dedicated video card (GPU) improves performance if you use your computer to play video games. I guess to make this happen, video games or apps must be using especial ...
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6answers
5k views

Does the size of a monitor impact game performance?

I just build a brand new computer and I am having an issue while playing Minecraft. The new computer is an Inel i7 3820K with 32GB of RAM and 3 WD Black 1TB drives in a RAID 0 using th e Intel Matrix ...
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1answer
85 views

What is the equivalent of “nice” for the GPU on *nix machines?

If I have two GPU-intensive processes running, is there a way to "prefer" the load from one over the other, as "nice" does in the *nix kernel scheduler?
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1answer
437 views

How to check the clock speed of Sandy Bridge HD 3000 IGP in OS X?

I am writing a cross-platform OpenGL application and I am experiencing very different performance results between OS X and Windows (both 7 and 8). In Windows GPU-Z reports the Sandy Bridge HD 3000 ...
2
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1answer
118 views

System Lags/Freezes when under high usage

I am not sure if its my GPU / Memory or Hard drive thats failing. For example if I'm running more than one instance of chrome and running an application that takes up a lot of resources, my system ...
4
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3answers
9k views

Increase video memory on integrated GPU?

My laptop has an integrated GPU, but no discrete GPU. It is a MacBook Pro so I am running Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). My CPU is Intel second-gen i5, and my GPU is the Intel HD 3000. The way that ...
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3answers
3k views

Is it possible to use a server to play games?

I am curious on whether I could slap a high end video card into a server and use it as a high end gaming machine. The server is a HP DL360 G5 with x2 Intel Quad Core Xeon processors, 16 GB of RAM and ...
4
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1answer
273 views

GPU running underclocked / under normal speed?

I have tried to overclock my card. Seemingly it worked, and the GPU-z shows the OC speed (see GPU3.png). However, current readings are REALLY far from the normal speed of the GPU. That's what I can't ...
2
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2answers
6k views

Does having Windows Aero enabled negatively impact gaming performance?

I like having Aero enabled when I have to work. Sometimes I like to play games though. What's the performance hit on games? Is there a performance hit at all from using Aero?
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5answers
383 views

Degraded game performance after format

So I had sent my PC to a repair shop for a format, and when I have it back I noticed that some of the games I usually play are running slower than usual. For example, pre-format, my PC was able to ...
2
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2answers
687 views

Sandy Bridge: Would it cause CPU performance drop when using integrated GPU?

It seems that the GPU requires more memory bandwidth than the CPU. Discrete graphics all have dedicated fast memory on board. The integrated GPU shares the same system memory as the CPU. Would that ...