Processor specifically designed to perform fast memory manipulation, with instructions specifically tailored to handle computer graphics processing and rendering

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Can't update GPU drivers on my Samsung NP-350V5C under Windws 8.1

I get Batman GOTY edition, but I can't run it: I have something like 1 or 2 FPS or I get the error ?FRA?Launch.Errors.Error.FailedToCreateD3D9Device?, it depends on the selected driver. As far as I ...
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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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I'm trying to upgrade to a new GPU, need some help identifying whats in my PCIe x 4 slot

I'm trying to upgrade to a GTX 770 from a single slot GPU, however, it requires two PCI slots, and all mine are occupied. I know whats in one of the slots (not including GPU), but I need help ...
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What piece of hardware has failed?

The other day I set some video files converting, around 15 minutes later I noticed that the PC had turned off and the 2 front LEDs were flashing. I turned the power off and restarted it (The GPU made ...
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What's the difference between MSI's N660 Gaming and N660 TF GPU editions? [closed]

Hardware manufacturer MSI has a couple of versions of Nvidia's GTX 660 GPU. I'm building a new mid-range gaming rig and so I would like to know the difference between following graphics cards: The ...
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Why do workstation graphics cards cost far more than equivalent consumer graphics cards?

An Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti costs $700, while a Quadro K6000 costs $4000—yet they use the same underlying GK110 core! The same can be said for other workstation GPUs from both Nvidia and AMD. ...
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What is the mechanism that allows for dual Nvidia card Framebuffer Combining without SLI?

First, let's make sure we're all on the same page: As a bit of background information, please know that when you start up an operating system -- any operating system -- the BIOS (or UEFI GOP) tells ...
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NVIDIA GPU states it is in use but no 3D applications are running

I recently got a new Lenovo Y510p with a GeForce GT755M. However, only with Chrome running, the GPU shows activity. No 3D programs are running at this time. Can someone explain this to me? Here is ...
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Is it necessary to connect 2 my video cards by SLI if I want to place them on my mother board and use for CUDA computing?

I'm building little CPU/GPU cluster for my home needs. This cluster Im using for CUDA computing. I have 3 PCs and each of it has 1 videocard. I want to modify one of them. I want to buy 2 videocards ...
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After replacing GPU, there's no output to the monitor

I've replaced my GPU and rebooted PC. I didn't have any output from PC on the monitor ("divice is not connected; move the mouse on computer") but the videocard is functional. So I read suggestions and ...
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Blue and yellow dots on screen after motherboard replacement

I use windows 7 x64 and have a Dell Studio XPS 1645 with a AMD RADEON Mobility HD 4670 video card. A Dell engineer has replaced the motherboard a week ago after experiencing this problem. I have ...
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Computer Freezes Upon Launching GPU Related Application

I just installed a second GPU to crossfire. When I run any application that requires the use of my GPU (ie - 3dMark, or games), my computer would freeze immediately upon launching the application. ...
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Radeon 270X Temp Sensors Show Nothing When No Monitors Plugged In (Headless)

I have two radeon 270X video cards. When checking the GPU temperature via GPU-Z, the temperature sensors work fine as long as I have a monitor plugged in. Once I unplug the monitor, the sensors show ...
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i7 2600 compatibility with PCIe 3?

My motherboard and graphics card died recently and I was thinking of buying the ASRock Z75 Pro3 and R9 280X. I think that my i7-2600 (because it is Sandy Bridge)is not compatible with PCIe-3 which the ...
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IPMI beginner's tutorial / GPU fan speed adjustment

I have a workstation equipped with two Kepler K20M GPUs that doesn't have active fans installed on them. There is one external fan attached to the rear of the chassis extracting the exhaust. However ...
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Both nVidia GPU and Intel Graphics running on Gigabyte g1sniper-b5 motherboard

Does this motherboard supports "crossfiring" the two graphics adapters? I just wanna use both hdmi ports, one provided by the Intel CPU (Intel Graphics) and the nVidia one. Is this possible? Sorry ...
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Is my FRX780M motherboard compatible with AMD FX -8350 cpu??

Is my Acer FRX780M motherboard compatible with AMD FX -8350 cpu?? Do i need to upgrade my motherboard BIOS also? And if someone wants they could tell the process of changing to new processor..
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Is it possible to boot up the system without GPU and use it as server?

I have a laptop and it has black screen , i tried BIOS flashing with usb, tried to fix the GPU but nothing, It start with just black screen, no BOOT is initialized at all since the keyboard doesn't ...
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EC2 GPU Instance on Windows

I am having a lot of trouble installing CUDA Toolkit on Amazon EC2 GPU Instances. I tried using the HVM Windows 2008 Server AMI from Amazon and also the NVIDIA GPU image both launched on g2.xlarge ...
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Geforce GT 630, driver kernel randomly crashes

My Pc specs are as follows Intel Pentium D 925 Presler Socket 775 LGA CPU 3.00GHz on a Foxconn motherboard Model 45CMX/45GMX/45CMX-K (Socket 775) i945P/PL/G/GZ Os Win 7 Ultimate I had a Geforce GT 210 ...
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GPU fan stops working under heavy load

I have been experiencing hardware problems for a little while now and would like to know what the problem is exactly. What usually happen is while playing a game, my computer will freezes and I'll ...
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How to check that firefox switches from integrated to dedicated graphic card in html5 or WebGL (when needed)?

This question is NOT: How to know if Firefox uses hardware acceleration? The question rather focuses on, when it does switch from CPU to HW acceleration, if it does so with my dedicated card or with ...
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Why is my notebook's GPU tempertaure higher than CPU temperature?

I have a dell studio 1555 notebook with Core2Duo CPU and ATI Radeon GPU. Recently, I noticed that, during idle time, the CPU heat kicks down and the temperature reduces to some room temperature level. ...
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PC freezes with high activity and when playing games

I have a Windows 7 Acer Aspire x3475 with AMD Radeon HD 7000 + 7660D Dual Graphics (2343). When I play games, my computer freezes and the screen goes black. The only sound is a loud beep that does not ...
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Laptop turns off randomly

Tonight I started having problems, meaning that my laptop started turning off instantly. I guess it is from overheating. It was happening when I tried playing some heavy game, but now it started doing ...
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Intermittent hard freeze/crashes, generally while idle. No event viewer details

Subject says most of it. My HTPC will occasionally be found in this hard-locked/crashed state when nothing of note was being done. The past couple times, it has been while the screensaver was running ...
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How do supersampling works?

The definition that can be found in the web says: "Splits single pixel into sub-pixels (...)" and this is the part that I do not understand. Typical pixel on screen is made of 3 sub-pixels. What ...
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What is the difference between tessellation and displacement/bump mapping?

As can be read here LINK displacement mapping is in some cases a "better substitute" for bump mapping, tessellation is based on displacement mapping. So what is the main difference between those 3? Do ...
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GPU and MOBO Bios

I have an older PC with Specs CPU e7400 (C2D) GPU 9600gt MOBO MSI p45 neo PSU 550W So my cousin gave me his old 8800GTX to replace my card. After connecting the two six pins and all the PC won't even ...
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How do device driver instructions program the GPU?

Say I am using a computer, any typical modern computer more or less. A device driver is responsible for everything I see on my screen, including right as I type this the screen is updated(this is, of ...
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Tesla K20 PCIe 2.0 limit in driver or VBIOS?

I have multiple Sandy Bridge/Sandy Bridge-E GPU/CUDA development machines and while I could get both GeForce GTX680 and TITAN to work in PCIe 3.0 mode (using the NVreg_EnablePCIeGen3 driver option, ...
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Monitor sometimes display weird colors and lines when opening a website that contains a video

This happens 1/50 times when I open a website that contains a video. I don't know if it happens when I open a flash video, but I am sure it has happened when I've opened a HTML5 video. When it ...
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Sharing memory with graphics card does it matters?

I use a Graphics card named Bioster HD 6670 DDR5 1 GB And My Ram is 6 GB with 1366 Buzz and In My Direct Diagnostic Tool i Found that MY ram Shared with my GPU and Showing Approx. Total Memory: 3828 ...
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Is this a graphics card failure?

I own an older 32-bit Dell XPS 410 that I intended to use for gaming. Currently, I have a ATI Radeon 4000 series card installed, along with a Core 2 Duo and Ubuntu 12.10. I'm fairly certain that my ...
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What is the specification for GPU ROMs?

So, graphics cards have a ROM that you can export in GPU-Z (GPU-Z: An example of an application that will perform this task). Is it at all possible to find out what the specification is for a GPU ROM? ...
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GPU nvidia architecture made with CPU? [closed]

I am doing a research about the difference between CPU and GPU parallel processing. So in bref, nvidia GPU card is able to do a massive parallel processing, by using threads. each GPU can contains at ...
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GPU not powering on

So I got home from work yesterday and went to turn my computer on as per usual to be greeted by this: The screens remained black, so I rebooted; I go as far as GRUB before my screens went black ...
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NVIDIA Installer Failed - How to upgrade from CUDA 5.0 to CUDA 5.5?

I have CUDA 5.0 and need to upgrade to CUDA 5.5. When I run the CUDA 5.5 Installer (default settings), it fails during installation of the CUDA Toolkit, and displays a dialog box with the following ...
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How to go about debugging semi-random PC restarts. (In game: Dota 2)

I've been playing Dota 2 for a while on my home PC, but lately it seems to be crashing semi-randomly. Symptoms: From alive to dead in 1 second. No pre-warning whatsoever. Mostly just before big ...
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laptop is getting too hot after switching from Windows 8 to Ubuntu 13.04

Ever since I switched from Windows 8 to Ubuntu 13.04 my Laptop is getting way to hot. When I run sensors I frequently get something like: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: ...
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On screen artifacts, gone after restart

I'm experiencing on screen artifacts which lead me to believe that my GPU is dying. However a restart of my pc has (until now) always solved the issue... This again makes it look like it isn't GPU ...
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How effective is to blacklist GPU to avoid power consumption? [closed]

I blacklisted my NVIDIA graphic card by putting it in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf, I would like to know how it reduces my power consumption
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GPU Processing overkill?

Is there such a point where using GPU Processing or Coprocessors (such as the Intel Xeon PHI card or the Nvidia Tesla card) can actually reduce the speed of which a software computes data? Say I had ...
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GPU chip is not working and sometimes showing worst graphics

This is screenshot has been taken, when my video card was working properly And this screenshot has been taken today (having problem with my video card) So, anyone let me know, if you could ...
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Random GPU output glitches, possible dying GPU?

On random occasion, the image on my screen will become extremely distorted for no reason- and in some cases these glitches can be reversed simply via changing the monitor configuration from 2 monitors ...
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Average CPU core temperature of 60 °C is normal?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 AMD64 running on an laptop with an Intel Core i5 and hybrid gpu. I set my OS to boot with the discrete GPU device turned off, so working with integrated GPU and both cores of my ...
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Installation of hybrid Intel CPU and NVIDIA GPU on Archlinux

I am in the process of installing Arch on my laptop . I have installed Arch previously using AMD graphics in my old laptop. However , I can not get myself on with my new laptop. When I invoked lspci I ...
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Toggle integrated/discrete graphics manually

Many laptops have two GPU's, an integrated Intel processor, and a discrete Nvidia processor. There are options to set which processor is used by specific applications, though those settings are not ...
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I have a GTX 760 that I can't get to work

Hello there I have a GTX 760 Twin Frozr MSI that I just can't seem to get working correctly. Basically the problem is that when I have the GPU installed there are host of problems that are as ...
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Sempron 3600+ SSE instructions missing. DirectX 11 not installing.

I have run CPU-Z but no SSE1/2/3 were found under the instruction set. My GPU is an ATI Radeon HD5450. I haven't over-clocked the GPU or the CPU. This is the CPU-Z report: When I try to web-update ...