The core is the main processor of the graphics that the card itself is outputting to your monitor. It is basically a cpu strictly for graphical horsepower. The way that the core loads up large amounts of textures and special effects is through the video ram. The core always yields more performance gains in terms of gaming (though mining is a different story) than the memory, and is generally overclocked in higher regard to the memory. Once you are satisfied with your core OC, you usually go in and overclock the VRAM using the same methods for the core to squeeze an extra 2 frames from the system.
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3/18/14 at 7:26pm