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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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What is ram bank locator

I have two same rams installed in two different computers, when I do dmidecode --type memory on the two, I have found the two RAMs have some different values, I am wondering why should be the case? ...
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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 get ...
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ATI Radeon 2400 no colors

I just got the ATI Radeon 2400 on Windows 7 and there are no colors showing ! only blue (I guess) and black. What can be the problem ?
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GPU testing tool?

I'm looking for a tool that perform different operations on a graphic card in order to check for any problem or glitch. I had a nasty freeze / crash problem with some games recently. At best I have a ...
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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 ...
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kpgu-like application for Windows 7

Is there any kgpu-like application for windows 7?
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Overclocking a Dual GPU Crossfire setup?

I just added another HD 4890 to my current setup to run the two in crossfire. If I now want to overclock them via Catalyst, do I need to tweak the clocks on both the cards manually, or can I ...
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How do I Uninstall/Disable unnecessary Microsoft applications of Windows 10?

My university prohibits me using Windows Cloud storage and several its functions in Windows 10 Enterprise because it stores passwords in the cloud, prohibiting EU security legislation. I cannot ...
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Black Screen CPU & GPU running and fans spinning

Can anyone help me detect my problem? First here are my specs: CPU: AMD A8-5600K Monitor: Asus VX239H 1080p MoBo: Gigabyte F2A85X-D3H RAM: Corsair 8GB 1600mhz GPU: Sapphire R9 280x Vapor-X Tri-X 3GB ...
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How do I change which monitor my computer uses at boot?

I have two monitors connected to my PC: One computer monitor via DisplayPort and a TV via HDMI. The TV isn't in the same room as my PC, so it's pretty tough to select which operative system to launch ...
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Why is GPU core clock cutting itself in half?

I'm using Afterburner to "natively" overclock a 7950, having used the "-xcl" option. From what I understand, this bypasses the need for unofficial Afterburner overclocking, and instead unlocks the ...
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Does video conversion use the graphics card?

I frequently need to convert videos from one format to another. So I'm wondering whether the conversion uses my graphics card's processor, so that I can accelerate the process by replacing my low-...
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What Are The Advantages of a Dedicated video card?

Everywhere I go on the internet I hear people saying a dedicated graphics card is better than an integrated graphics card. What advantages does it have that makes it so much better? Dedicated graphic ...
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Are there any motherboards out there that will let me install 5-6 GPU cards? [closed]

Specifically, I'm looking for GPU cards that take up 2 slots, so spacing is an issue.
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Running two graphics cards (non-SLI) to power 3D on two different monitors?

I'm a bit clueless about this, so excuse my naivety. I have two video cards, a Nvidia 8800 and a GT120, powering three monitors. I run two 3D game instances (two Everquest 2 clients), one on each of ...
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Laptop/Desktop with Workstation GPU compatible with SolidWorks? [closed]

I have a friend who will be using SolidWorks soon. She wants to get a new laptop, but SolidWorks is only certified with workstation graphics cards. What laptops do you use with SolidWorks and what is ...
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Power limit doesn't affect GPU's performance?

My mining rig's GPU each draws approximately 150 watts with an average hash rate (it's performance level) of 29 M.hash/s. While I was tweaking it's settings, I limited its max power draw to 135 watts ...
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Which GPU renders what when using both integrated and discrete GPUs simultaneously?

I was wondering.. if I connect one monitor to the discrete GPU and another to the integrated, how is it determined which GPU renders which parts? For example, if I open a game on the monitor ...
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optimizing Chrome speed using flag “GPU rasterization MSAA sample count” 2 cores, 4 logical processors. Should I choose 2 or 4?

I'm running Windows 10 Home x64, and have an Intel Core i5-5200u, CPU @ 2.20GHz, with 8G RAM. I'm playing around with tweaking Chrome for optimal speed, and have found adjusting some flags quite ...
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Hugin, multicore CPU and optional GPU

Having the required hardware available: How do I enable the use of GPU and/or Multiprocessing in Hugin when creating stitched photographs?
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Is there a PCIE to USB 3.0 converter?

I have an old desktop, which contains an old Nvidia GPU that I would like to use with my new laptop. I have 1 USB 3.0 slot on my laptop, and the GPU requires a PCIE slot. So my question is: Is there ...
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OS X - GPU Panic

For half a year, I've been experiencing random freezes/reboots on my MacBook Pro Retina Mid 2012 model. My current OS is OS X Yosemite, but I started experiencing the issue in the Mavericks era. The ...
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Troubleshoot CUDA on Linux for GeForce GT 730

I'm setting up CUDA toolkit on Linux for a GT730 graphic card. When running deviceQuery it always gets an error `cudaGetDeviceCount returned 38 ... no CUDA-capable device is detected. Has anybody ...
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Is there a way to trick or force a consumer graphics card to use workstation card drivers?

Related to this question and the chosen answer, in particular this bit: There are some minor differences to create this rate fence - for example, the Quadro / Fire Pro models use different drivers ...
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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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Does Matlab use the GPU for plotting?

I have a new laptop with a high end (GeForce GTX 770M) discrete GPU, but when I plot large amounts of data (50k+ points), it still seems quite slow and sluggish. Is Matlab using the GPU to render the ...
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Is the PCI-e power connector required for a GPU?

I just picked up another 5670 as you may have noticed in my previous questions. The question is, I have only one PCI-e power connector cable and the other 5670 is using it. If I plug in the other 5670 ...
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Overclocking: Is my gpu too hot?

I have a radeon hd 6670, and I have overclocked the GPU clock to 850 MHz and the memory clock to 1040 MHz. I then ran Diablo 3 with SpeedFan running in the background to check the heat of the GPU, and ...
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GPU fan making noise intermittenly

A few weeks ago I purchased a GT 430 for my desktop and installed it. Upon booting the machine I heard a fairly loud noise that I figured was a stray cord hitting a spinning fan. I shut down the ...
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GPU stream processors speed (Hz)

I've recently purchased a "Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5" which spec says operates at 915 MHz and has 1120 stream processors. My question is simple; Does all 1120 stream processors operate at 915 MHz, or ...
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Radeon HD 5450 vs Radeon HD 5970

Can I upgrade from one to the next? I have a Dell Studio XPS and I am unsure about power/size constraints.
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How can I evaluate the processing power of a GPU relative to a CPU?

Suppose I have a program that does a lot of floating-point computations and is impractically slow on my current hardware. To reduce the runtime as much as possible, I want to figure out whether it's ...
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3D modeling: any production-quality GPU renderers out there?

Are there stable and production-quality renderers out there, which use the GPU? (I mean pluggable renderes for suits such as 3ds max, Maya, Blender, ...) I am aware that preview functionality often ...
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OC'd video card, now seeing artifacts

I overclocked my 5850 to 775/1250 (using AMD Overdrive) for maybe an hour. I don't think the temperature rose above the low 80's (Celsius, of course), but I started seeing artifacts so I put it back ...
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Are there any Virtual Machine programs that can detect the actual video card

I was wondering if anyone knew of any virtualization programs that would allow a VM to detect the actual hardware video card, and not an emulated/simulated one. I ask this because I would like to see ...
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Can I use an ATI based video card at the same time with nVidia on-board video card?

My new computer -- AMD Athlon X2 250 -- has a built-in nVidia chipset with 1 VGA port. I'd like to also use my ATI X300/X550 256MB PCI Card for an additional monitors. Is it possible to make use of ...
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Experiencing microstutters in all games after changing to RTX 2070 video card

So about 2 weeks ago I bought an RTX 2070, and ever since I've had microstutters in all games I play. They are of different severity, depending on the game. I'm looking for a way to fix that. First ...
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Arch Linux GPU benchmark low score

I have Asus N550JK laptop with Manjaro Linux installed. The CPU is i7 4700HQ, the dedicated GPU is Geforce GTX850m. It seems that there is a gpu driver problem in my laptop, because the score of ...
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High GPU usage on Dell e7450 - power

I use the pc normally. Pc starts to be very very slow. I look at task manager and I see high GPU usage Look at the process: Then I look at Intel(R) Extreme Tuning Utility: note that "power limit ...
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Select GPU to use by specific applications

I have 2 GFX cards installed: GeForce GTX 1060 and Radeon HD 6670. Both are working fine as I plugged in different monitors to different cards to be sure about it. I want to force some applications ...
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PSU power distribution problems for mining rig

I've built a GPU mining rig for mining altcoin cryptocurrencies (ethereum et al) and I'm having problems with what I believe is either my PSUs or my power distribution. The Hardware: 2 x Raidmax ...
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How much GPU RAM should I have for a 4K display?

My Hackintosh is connected to a 4K display. I recently installed a GTX1050 with 2GB of VRAM. But iStat Menus shows me that the GPU RAM is being constantly maxed out. (This is not for gaming; just ...
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Will M.2 NVMe or itegrated graphics slow discrete graphics cards

I'm about to build Linux machine for Deep Learning. Relevant parts: ASRock Z270 KILLER SLI/AC Core i7 7700 2x GTX 1060 1TB M.2 Evo 850 NVMe SSD Deep Learning involves running CUDA based algorithms ...
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Why Nvidia Pascal has both FP32 and FP64 cores? Why I can not use them simultaneously?

I am trying to understand Nvidia's GPU architecture but I am a bit stuck on something that appears to be quite simple. Each Streaming Multiprocessor in the Pascal consists of 64xFP32 and 32xFP64 cores....
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Machine Performance drops over time until reboot

I have a bit of a strange problem with my machines: Over time, the performance constantly drops. I am using TensorFlow to train a neural network using the GPU. My Data are xz-compressed float32 ...
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Graphics card causes motherboard to delay power off

Recently a glass of fruit juice was dumped into my tower. I immediately scrapped the motherboard and power supply unit, replacing both, and attempted to salvage both the RAM, GPU, and the CPU. I took ...
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Effect of different GPU frequency ranges in Intel Core M

I just noticed that with the Broadwell line of Intel CPUs, Wikipedia for the first time lists a GPU frequency, and that range is different for each chip despite the GPU model being the same. Model ...
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Noisy fan at Dell 5547

Please take a look at screenshot with information about the hardware at Pastebin or on screenshot: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=WGEQCCet Note the section "Temperature" AMD Radeon. Perhaps this is ...
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Why is Process Explorer reporting activity in non-existent dedicated GPU memory?

I've been playing around with Process Explorer on a laptop of mine with Windows 7, 4 GB of RAM, and an onboard GPU(ATI Radeon 6480g as part of the A4 APU). Oddly enough, Process Explorer reports 1.5GB ...
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What are power supply “rails” and how do I use them?

I have a EVGA 1500 Classified and am learning how to build my first high end PC in 12 years. Since the '90s something called Power Supply "Rails" was invented and I think it has something to do with ...