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bonesaw 4th April, 2007 10:43 PM

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?

Favu 5th April, 2007 12:31 AM

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.

bonesaw 5th April, 2007 11:17 AM

dam your smart, thank you, i had been wondering about that for many moons.

Favu 5th April, 2007 01:09 PM

Heh well now you know :)

And thanks for the compliment

chrisbard 5th April, 2007 01:29 PM

What about APU? Can a CPU make what an APU makes or APU is GPU little sis? :rolling:


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