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What exactly are they. i think they are a ad on card similar to a GPU except they just add power to your CPU.

Would F@H and video encoders utilize it?

and where can i find one that is more recent than 2007 because i can't find one for the life of me (you have failed me google).
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I have never heard of a coprocessor add on card. Coprocessors, generally floating point coprocessors are often used in microcontrollers to aid in real time data processing. A Floating point unit or FPU is the closest equivalent for CPUs. That being said FPUs are built in as the bandwidth they require would be much more than anything PCI-E could do. Now the PS3 with its 7 SIMD processors is the only thing I can think of that has the FPU not on-die. It uses a semi-experimental new transport, the Rambus Flex-IO. Which utilizes insanely high data clock speeds to achieve throughput in excess of 200GB/s L2 cache is only about 150GB/s.
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