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

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Why are we still using CPUs instead of GPUs?

It seems to me that these days lots of calculations are done on the GPU. Obviously graphics are done there, but using CUDA and the like, AI, hashing algorithms (think bitcoins) and others are also ...
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Do HDMI splitters always work? Or is it a GPU compatibility?

I want to buy the geforce gtx 750 ti GPU. I have an hdtv and I'm buying an hd monitor. But the gpu only has one hdmi port. I would just put my tv on dvi but it doesn't have a dvi port. Only hdmi and ...
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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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Diagnosing Motherboard/CPU/ (most likely) GPU

OK, so I am trying to salvage my Mum's old PC for which she had bought a new power supply. After that it worked for a long time. After that time, it wouldn't boot (fans would come on very loud, power ...
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Enumerate processes using display adapter

I'm trying to enumerate processes that are sending GPU workloads to a given display adapter. What I've been up to: Iterate all processes and see which ones loaded the UMD DLL of that display ...
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Calculating Double FLOPS for GPU

I am using OpenCL to do some GPU computations and I am having a hard time computing the FLOPS of my card. The formula for FLOPS in float I am using is pretty straight forward: frequency * cores * ...
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No video output, tried everything

My friends computer we built suddenly stopped producing video output. It's been a while and I've tried everything. We replaced the PSU, tried 2 different sets of RAM, 2 different CPUs 3 different ...
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GPU sharing criterion for VNC solution

For my job, I need to know if Virtual Network Computing solution (VNC), for doing export display, is sharing GPU ressources on server side where there is a GPU graphics card on this side. Actually, ...
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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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GPU-Z Temperature Sensor Questions

I am going to make this as generic as possible so to help future searches for a concrete answer. I spent over an hour searching google and forums attempting to find an answer. Here is a capture of my ...
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When I'm buying a videocard, which components are from ATI\nVidia? [closed]

It's very common to buy a video card from a manufacturer that is not the manufacturer of the GPU. So I always ask myself: Am I buying a product completely built by the manufacturer, with the GPU as ...
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removing the fan housing cover on a Radeon 6670 GPU [closed]

I would like to remove and mod the fan housing on my Radeon 6670 GPU to improve the air flow but don't know how to remove it. It's an ASUS model that has a large, plastic cover assembly over the ...
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How much memory is being used on the gpu by each PID?

How do I know how much memory on the GPU is being used by each process, CUDA compiled code using 1 processor, accessing 1 of 2 M2090 Tesla cards available on a 16 core node on an HPC? ...
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GPU Does not Exceed 40 FPS

In the past whenever I used to play games such as Minecraft, I would frequently exceed 40 FPS. On top of this, a game that I am writing in Java with a group of friends which in the past could achieve ...
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Precautions for replacing nVidia GPU with AMD GPU

My nVidia GeForce 8800 GT broke. I bought an AMD 5770 to replace it. I cant log on to my computer to remove the nVidia driver because I cant see the screen with a broken GPU. Without doing so, is it ...
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Correct graphics card is not being used

I just bought this notebook and I am having trouble switching between which graphics card a game uses. It comes with AMD Radeon HD8530M and Intel HD Graphics Family. I went into "Configure Switchable ...
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Why is it only possible to monitor CPU usage, and not GPU usage? [closed]

For some reason I've never been able to monitor the GPU usage on any system I've tried. The best we seem to get is proprietary tools written by 3rd parties or the video card manufacturers themselves, ...
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AMD APU integrated graphics - do calculations conflict with video?

An APU beginner question - let's say I have AMD "Kaveri" APU with integrated GPU cores, but NO discrete video card. Can I use these GPU cores for calculations (via OpenCL)? If yes, what part of the ...
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Running two GPUs one for CUDA and one for strictly monitors

Probably a dumb question, so I have a system with a Tesla C2075, however the card only has one DVI port. Is there a way I could simply do the heavy lifting with the tesla card and use another card ...
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eGPU extreme failure. What went wrong?

I attempted to setup an eGPU system today using a PE4L 2.1 and GTX 650 card, and after making all of the proper connections with my laptop off, I plugged in the PSU (520 Watts) to power the 650 and ...
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The GPU overheats and the laptop shuts down

I had to replace my laptop's graphics card a few weeks ago. I also had it cleaned. At first it was fine, except the fan was loud. But since yesterday it has shut down twice. Once when I tried to play ...
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Windows 7: Intermittent Graphical Errors

Sorry if this is the wrong "Section" to put this question in, if so let me know and I will move it. I seem to be having a intermittent graphical issue with my system which is normally seen as ...
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PC Reboot When Stressed

My father bought a new rig last week. It's a HP Envy Phoenix with: GEFORCE GTX 780 3072MB (Think it had GTX 760 stock) Intel i7 4770 3.4 GHz 16GB of RAM ... When under heavy load the computer ...
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Does my GPU finally needs thermal compound?

I have the following PC configuration and since September 2011 when I bought and assembled it the only maintenance I did was cleaning every fans with compressed air. SSD: Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB ...
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Are there any performance improvements when both internal and dedicated GPUs are used simultaneously?

I'm using both internal and dedicated GPUs together using UEFI motherboard to drive multiple monitors (2 connected to MSI r7770 and one to Intel® HD Graphics 4600). What is this technology? How does ...
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How to check Intel iGPU frequency on Linux?

I own Intel Haswell G3420. At stock its iGPU has 1,15 GHz turbo frequency. In my UEFI I overclocked the iGPU to 1,5 GHz and added voltage. However the framerates in both benchmarks and games are the ...
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Amd driver stopped responding and has recovered from an error

So this is 3 weeks since I got the GPU Sapphire R9 270 2GB. The other specs for my PC are: CPU: Amd FX 8320 PSU: Corsair RM 750W RAM: 4GB DDR3 1366 (for now) SSD: Samsung 840 Evo Motherboard: ...
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can't put nvidia gpu in TCC mode

I am trying to connect to a remote computer with Nvidia Tesla M2070q gpu. I am trying to put the device in TCC mode with this: nvidia-smi -g 0 -dm 0 but gives me the following error : Failed to ...
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What is the difference between a GPU and a graphics card in a pc?

What is the difference between both these things? Are they same? Is there a difference between their capabilities?
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Why can I run 23,000 CUDA threads on the GeForce GTX 480 GPU?

Someone has told me that the GeForce GTX 480 GPU can run 23,000 CUDA threads concurrently. However, I am confused about why. Each core of this GPU contains 2 groups of 16 SIMD units. Each SIMD unit ...
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Macbook Pro: disable Win7 discrete GPU with no screen access

Backstory It's a well-documented problem with Macbook Pro 2011 models that from 2014 onwards, the discrete GPUs that are automatically activated and deactivated (or whatever, I'm not going to pretend ...
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Where to find out which GPU supports how many monitors at which resolution?

I'm having a hard time finding an answer to the above problem. For instance, when I go to the NVIDIA manufacturers website, I'll get answers like: Multi Monitor: 4 displays Maximum Digital ...
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Does the Inspiron 15 3537 have a PCIE or MXM slot?

So I was wondering if the Dell Inspiron 15 3537 has either a PCIE or M PCIE or MXM slot on it? I currently own one but can't get the keyboard off to open it up and have a look. It does have a ...
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Dell Vostro 3550 have a PCIE or MPCIE or MXM slot?

So I was wondering if the Dell Vostro 3550 has a PCIE or MPCIE or MXM slot that I could swap out the current component using it and replace it with a gpu? I've tried looking at service manual's and ...
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How to increase the resolution of a laptop screen more than it supports

I have a laptop, which has a screen resolution of 1366x768, as most laptops have. Is there any way to increase it? The laptop is an HP Pavilion dv6, with Intel HD 3000 graphics and Radeon HD 6490M ...
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PC crashes randomly after BIOS-Reset

my PC crashes randomly since 3 weeks - just turns off, no shutdown. no warnings, no errors BlueScreenView doesn't show anything (0 errors) no sound-warning Event-ID: 6008 System was shut down ...
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Physx processor: CPU vs GPU

By default nVidia settings sets the GPU as the physics processor. In cases where the CPU is powerful enough, is it better to set CPU as the physx processor? In my case my i7 3770k is mostly unused ...
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GPU access to a newly created user in Linux (Ubuntu)

I have a desktop computer with an Nvidia GPU, and the Python machine learning library Theano installed on it. Theano uses the GPU for carrying out certain computations. When I start IPython and ...
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Black/Gray/Rainbow screen once GPU load decreases

While playing the latest games, I frequently get black/gray/rainbow screens. Those freezes occure right after the heavy load of the game has stopped. So for example, when I quit the game, I get the ...
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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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Is it possible to use a nVidia GPU to render graphics if the monitor is connected to the motherboard video port?

I have an Asus Z87 Deluxe motherboard, which has an integrated Intel HD 4600 GPU; I also have a nVidia GeForce GTX 560 TI graphics card; currently, my monitor is connected to the graphics card and the ...
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How much of a difference is there between video card manufacturers? [closed]

If I am looking for a video card and I have already selected a specific chipset (for example, the NVIDIA GTX 770), is there really a large degree of difference between the companies who construct the ...
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Dots and black screen while gaming

I have a very annoying problem with my PC. It's specifications are as follows: Model: ASUS N55SF Notebook Processor: i7 2670QM 2.20 GHz Graphics Card: GT 555M 2 GB My issue is that I ...
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Trying to install GPU in dell poweredge 1950 - refuses to boot past bios?

I currently have a poweredge 1950 (gen II i believe) in my possession setup as a ESXi vm host, i wanted to install a GPU in it i had lying around. its an NVidia 9800GT installed into one of the PCI-X ...
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Disabling discrete GPU in Win8 (UEFI) Laptop

Seeing how the Intel HD Graphics 4000 is covering all my needs perfectly for the moment, I would prefer to disable the NVIDIA dedicated GPU in my Lenovo Z400 for a while. I've already went to the ...
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Selecting the default GPU on an Asus motherboard

I have an ASUS P9X79 motherboard, on which I originally had one GPU (a cheap nVidia GeForce 210). I recently bought a newer, better GPU, and inserted it into the second PCI-E slot on the motherboard. ...
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Toshiba Equium P300-16t dim LCD screen

I have a Toshiba Equium P300-16t, the problem is the screen is dim and stays that way I can just barely see the desktop, it works fine on an external display, could this be caused by a faulty inverter ...
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disabling sound in a game increases FPS

Take League of Legends for example.. When I have my sound on I get an average of 50 FPS, but when I disable it my FPS rises to 60. Why Is this? I thought sounds were played using the CPU and FPS is ...
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Force process to use specific GPU - CentOS

We have a system with two video cards. One is stock and required to run the desktop GUI, and the other is an NVidea GPU only for video processing. (There is no video out) The problem is that ...
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New GPU crashing on startup

Recently bought a GeForce 8400 gs (1024mb DDR3 version) in hopes of upgrading (if you can call it an upgrade) my already out of date tower (Dell Inspiron 530) and just needed graphics better than the ...