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

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Why are we still using CPUs instead of GPUs?

It seems to me that these days lots of calculations are done on the GPU. Obviously graphics are done there, but using CUDA and the like, AI, hashing algorithms (think bitcoins) and others are also ...
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How does the CPU and GPU interact in displaying computer graphics?

Here you can see a screenshot of a small C++ program called Triangle.exe with a rotating triangle based on the OpenGL API. Admittedly a very basic example but I think it's applicable to other ...
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How can I test my GPU memory/RAM? [duplicate]

I run MemTest86 a lot at work on customer's machines, and it's great for troubleshooting memory issues. My question is, how can I test that a GPU is starting to go?I know of programs like 3DMark to ...
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Why do workstation graphics cards cost far more than equivalent consumer graphics cards?

An Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti costs $700, while a Quadro K6000 costs $4000—yet they use the same underlying GK110 core!The same can be said for other workstation GPUs from both Nvidia and AMD....
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Is it possible to connect an external GPU via Ethernet?

I have laptop which has working Ethernet port but I always use WiFi . I am wondering if it is possible to run and use a graphics card (with external power supply) connected to the Ethernet port (with ...
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How to restart a video card driver in Windows 7?

Some times my video card driver (Intel GMA X4500HD) crashes and gets restarted automatically. But more often (almost every time I watch a flash-powered online video for a period of time) it just gets ...
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What is the difference between a GPU and a graphics card in a pc?

What is the difference between both these things? Are they same? Is there a difference between their capabilities?
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Why can GPUs run hotter than CPUs?

As far as I can tell GPUs can easily run at much higher temperatures than CPUs without problems. Aren't they both made out of the same materials? Why are GPUs capable of operating at temperatures that ...
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How can I determine and set my primary graphics card?

I have a Lenovo W520 laptop with two graphics cards:I think Windows 7 (64 bit) is using my Intel graphics card ₃ which I think is integrated — because I have a low graphics rating in the ...
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Combine GPU calculation power

After Windows 10 Fall Update you see all of your GPUs in the Taskmanager:When I play a game, only one GPU is used, the other one is idle. Question: When I reach 100% with my GeForce GTX 760 is it ...
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How can I identify which processes are using the GPU?

Is there any way to find out which process is using the GPU for intensive calculations? (OpenCL, CUDA, etc? Primarily OpenCL?)e.g. if you run an OpenCL-powered video transcoder, you'll see nothing ...
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How do I increase the resolution of a laptop screen more than it supports?

I have a laptop, which has a screen resolution of 1366x768, as most laptops have. Is there any way to increase it? The laptop is an HP Pavilion dv6, with Intel HD 3000 graphics and Radeon HD 6490M GPU....
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Is my GPU dying?

I temporarily disable ECC memory protection on a NVIDIA K20m (device 0 in my node) and now I cannot bring it back to work again.Before that it was working properly with ECC enabled.So, here is what ...
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How to monitor GPU load on Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate:How can I monitor video memory usage? Performance monitor can bring CPU, Mem, HD and Network usage. Where is the GPU load monitor?
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Chrome HTML5 videos in fullscreen are black when Intel graphics are enabled OR hardware acceleration is enabled

Chrome: 51.0.2704.106 m (64-bit)QUADRO M1000M NVIDIA supplied drivers, delivered via device manager force update (update did not affect the issue): 10.18.13.5474Intel HD Graphics 530: 10.18.15.4285...

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