Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › Could someone explain to me what shaders are?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Could someone explain to me what shaders are?

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 
and why the newer cards don't have them unlocked?
post #2 of 2
from wiki

By abandoning the shader clock found in their previous GPU designs, efficiency is increased, even though it requires more cores to achieve similar levels of performance. This is not only because the cores are more power efficient (two Kepler cores using about 90% of the power of one Fermi core, according to Nvidia's numbers), but also because the reduction in clock speed delivers a 50% reduction in power consumption in that area
System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k@4.6 ASUS P8P67 DELUXE MSI GTX 980TI GAMING 6G G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro, Crucial BX100, WD Green HD 212 Plus-NF-P12, PWM Case NF-S12A FLX  Windows 8.1 64bit  Matte Qnix QX2710 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420TE CM Storm Reds EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 HAF 932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Steelseries Rival Artisan SHIDEN-KAI Xonar Essence STX with Audioengine 5+ - HSU stf-2 
  hide details  
Reply
System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k@4.6 ASUS P8P67 DELUXE MSI GTX 980TI GAMING 6G G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro, Crucial BX100, WD Green HD 212 Plus-NF-P12, PWM Case NF-S12A FLX  Windows 8.1 64bit  Matte Qnix QX2710 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420TE CM Storm Reds EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 HAF 932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Steelseries Rival Artisan SHIDEN-KAI Xonar Essence STX with Audioengine 5+ - HSU stf-2 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD/ATI
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › Could someone explain to me what shaders are?