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

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In a multi monitor setup does duplicating screens use up more resources of the GPU

I've connected both my monitor and my tv to my PC, i'm not extending the desktop, just outputting the same image to both monitors, does this take up resources or it's just the same as having one ...
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Deactivate GPU and use IGP

I am having some trouble with my Sony Vaio SVE1511W1e laptop. It has an ATI Radeon and the i5 has an IGP (i5 2450m). I don't often use my GPU, and the IGP would be just enough for most usage I do. ...
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Hot graphics card while idle

Since yesterday my graphics card is quite hot even when the computer is idle. It's a notebook running windows 7, with two graphics cards: an integrated Intel, and a NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M It shortens ...
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Need to Connect 2 HDMI between Onboard and Add-In GPUs - What's the consequences?

If i plug a second hdmi cable into my onboard video output (my dedicated add-in only has one hdmi port) will it use my video card or the onboard for that display? Also, what is the difference in ...
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Macbook Pro Powering Off Under GPU Load

I have a pre-Unibody Macbook Pro that has served loyally and well for some time - it's one of the 15 inch Core 2 Duo models with an Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics card. While using it today, it ...
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Switching between intel sandy bridge GPU and discrete video card on the fly

Is it possible to disable the discrete GPU(s) without physically fiddling with the hardware, and run the system exclusively on intel sandy bridge GPU - in order to save power? Can one do the switch ...
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GPU temperature monitor that stays on top while playing

Is there a GPU temperature monitor that will stay on top while playing a game? realtemp doesn't detect my GPU. hwmonitor does, but it doesn't stay on top. What are some other alternatives? I have ...
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Does a GPU-Based video converter exist beyond Badaboom and Avivo?

I've been looking for one for a long time and I've found Badaboom to be incredibly bad and Avivo not to be able to run on my GPU (I have an nVidia GPU). Does anybody know of any other solutions?
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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 ...
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Can I run two different graphics card for two separate monitors

When I try run dual monitors on one graphics card, there's a stutter and sort of screen tearing since one monitor is 144Hz and one is 60Hz. Can I add a second gpu for the 60Hz monitor only?
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Is it possible to simulate a minimal GPU inside a VM?

I want to play a 1995 game inside a virtual machine. I only have one GPU, which is from my i7, but this GPU is being used by the main machine, so I cannot put it inside the VM. Is there a way to ...
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Two systems with identical GPUs, have very different performances when running Tensorflow script on GPU

I have two computers with the same GPU(GTX 1080), installed the same copy of OS and softwares. But when I run my tensorflow program(an RNN model), the speed are very different. One is about 1.5x ...
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Windows 7 not picking up 8th GPU

Adding on to a previous question I asked. How many GPUs Does Windows 7 Support? I have managed to stick 8 Nvidia GTX 980Tis into a Tyan Supermicro Box. It's running Windows 7 Professional 64bit It ...
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What is this thing on top of my GPU? (Looks like paper)

Today I disassembled my laptop for the first time, to clean it from dusts and replace its thermal paste. But when I remove the cooling system, I saw something different in my GPU, it looks like paper,...
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Brand new rig experiencing terrible fps lag in games. Tried everything I can think of to fix it

I have an entirely new computer SPECS HERE (except for the ram which is ~5 years old) that has been running great. Today however, every game I play has been experiencing lag that makes them nearly ...
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Asus Zenbook UX305 video driver repeatedly crashes

Multiple times a day I get this error: "Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered". The screen goes black for a few seconds and all programs that rely on the GPU shut down (Google Maps ...
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AMD Radeon GPU driver installation cause black screen

My laptop worked just fine until 2 days ago. After exiting some program windows crashed and I had to restart my laptop. After restart (windows booted) I got black screen with cursor. I googled it and ...
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Why is my graphics card dropping load for no reason when it should be maxing out?

I have a Zotac GTX 980, with latest drivers and a new build. A fresh windows install with nothing running in the background. For reasons I don't understand, the card is simply dropping its load - ...
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Is there any performance benefit from using a mismatched set of gpus to run dual monitors?

Here is the setup currently: Core i7 PC x1 GTX 660ti Monitor 1: LG 1080p connected via DVI Monitor 2: Samsung 1080p connected via DVI TV 1: Vizio 1080p connected via HDMI I am going to add: x1 GTX ...
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GPU to drive three monitors

What do I need to look for in a GPU to ensure it is capable of outputting to three high resolution monitors? To be clear, I want to drive three monitors whose resolution is greater than 1080p. For ...
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Why is my GPU not being fully utilized?

I happen to have two identical X201 Lenovo laptops, both with Windows 7 installed, latest drivers, etc. However, only one manages to run 3D computer games with decent performance. I have gone ...
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Desktop remains on, display quits working, loud “skipping” noise follows

For the past 2-3 days, strange things have been going on with my desktop and its interaction with the monitor. While playing a game, my monitor went black as if my computer had been shut off. However, ...
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How to uniquely identify GPUs (of the same model) on Linux?

I have multiple AMD Radeon GPUs (of the same model) on Linux. I'd like to be able to uniquely identify them, so that if I swap them between PCIe slots, or even between machines, I'll know which one is ...
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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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if I don't game, why else I may need a good graphics card?

I capture screen for hours every now and then - somebody mentioned a good GPU is needed for this.. I watch videos - sometimes they are HD. I do web-design sometimes (not animation work though.) ...
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Is it possible for graphics related glitches to be caused by PSU

To simplify for the reader, an oversimplified version of my question comes first (though perhaps it is enough). SUPER-SHORT version Is it possible for a power supply to be failing in such a way that ...
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How can I disable the NVIDIA Optimus chip?

To this question, it may sound like there are a lot of confliction with this question already, well... let me explain first: Ubuntu 11.04 - disable NVIDIA graphics card -- To this, I am using Arch ...
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What's the difference between GPUs Familys be it NVIDIA or ATI?

Just started doing research on the hardwre/GPU world but still, there are some things i dont understand/know. For exmample, what's the difference between the GeForce, Quadro, Tesla & Tegra for ...
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Finding Processes that Use GPU

I use my GPU mostly for scientific computing. I've noticed that the usage/temperature recently is still high, even when the science is suspended. I strongly suspect something is using my GPU (other ...
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Will buying a higher output PSU help make my GPU run cooler?

I have an MSI Radeon HD4350 that tends to get pretty hot. So hot in fact that I've mounted a fan directly under it. The computer I've put in in is an AMD 64 X2 5000+ with the stock 250W power supply....
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Can I have two different GPU in my motherboard

I would like to know if i can install second GPU card in my motherboard msi 970 here are the specs https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/970-GAMING/Specification it has two slots for GPU and i have ...
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Is it thermal paste conducting heat from integrated GPU? Why is it different from CPU's thermal paste?

I have an Asus eee pc 1015ped. Upon disassembly I've found out the heat sink cools 2 chips. The one on the left is obviously the CPU and the one on the right is the integrated GPU I assume. And the ...
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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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Windows RDP (Remote Desktop) can I force to disregard GPU?

I want to remote desktop into a Windows 10 host but want to force the rdp host service to only consume CPU resources not the GPU at all. When I generally rdp into my host machine I can see that there ...
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What happens when the GPU memory is not enough?

Let say I have a GPU with memory of 1GB, but my application requires 2GB of video card memory, what will happen when I run the program? Does the application take the memory from RAM? How does it ...
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How can I properly install 4 GPU's onto a motherboard? [closed]

I'm looking at this Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard and it has 4 PCIe express slots. However, the GPU's that I want are dual slot (Sapphire ...
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Possible PSU Issue?

I have a computer that is about 4 years old and has an even older PSU. A few weeks ago, it started behaving strangely. The system seems to be running as normal in most cases- except when I fire up ...
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How can I stress test a GPU?

I have a HP Pavilion dv5000 that is shutting down unexpectedly. I stress tested it with a BartPe CD (UBCD4Win) using Prime95 and it it ran at 100% CPU for hours without shutting down. This rules out ...
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How can I check percent GPU usage on Windows?

Windows includes the Task Manager tool that shows CPU usage in a graphic manner. This is useful on multiple cases, i.e: to detect rogue sites that use your computer for bitcoins mining. But some of ...
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Connect monitor to PC without a GPU

I am planning to build a gaming computer soon. I have a slight problem... I want to buy a GTX 1080 which is expensive so I will have to wait a few months until I can buy it. I wonder if I can use my ...
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How to find the type of GPU on my laptop

I am encountering an annoying though not significant problem. I tried to find the GPU type of my laptop, it is win8.1, Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11S. According to the tutorial online, I opened the device ...
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How to know what is the maximum supported resolution by my GPU?

Is there any general way to know what is the maximum supported resolution by any GPU? For example my GPU is AMD radeon HD 8600/8700M max resolution, and I googled about that information, but I could ...
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How to identify hardware performance bottleneck in laptop? [closed]

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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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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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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Disable GPU of Laptop

I have a Dell Sudio 1555 with integrated ATI Radeon GPU with 512 MB dedicated (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500/5100 Series). I run Windows 7 Home Premium. Due to some hardware related issues (like ...
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Can a GPU's memory “die” through overclocking?

I hear people comment about GPU memory/ram "dying" from an overclock. Is this possible? Is there an objective way to tell, besides circumstantial blue screens?
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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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Flashing GTX560 BIOS to GTX970

Recently, I sold a no brand GTX970 and the buyer wrote back claiming it was a flashed GTX560. I'm rather skeptical about this for the following reasons: The card is tested to work These cards are ...
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How to use GeForce GTX 1050 in VirtualBox

I have a Surface Book 2 with a GTX 1050 GPU, I want to use that graphic card while running my macOS Virtual Machine. I have been searching a lot but didn't find a satisfactory answer. I do not want to ...