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Old 4th April, 2007, 10:43 PM
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not possible?

why dont they use real cpus in gpu's? like video cards that have a socket and a cpu thats interchangeable? what are the cpu's that are used in gpu's?
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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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dam your smart, thank you, i had been wondering about that for many moons.
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Heh well now you know

And thanks for the compliment
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What about APU? Can a CPU make what an APU makes or APU is GPU little sis?
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