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Old 5th April, 2007, 12:31 AM
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A GPU is a highly specialized maths processing chip, which is very fast at the types of calculation used for displaying fancy pants GFX things. A CPU on the other hand is far more of a workhorse can can do many different types of calculation, but doesn't excel so much at a particular type.

In theory you could swap them, but since each is designed to do a certain task, it would result in poorer performance, generally.
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