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Anyone have any links or comments they can post on this?

I'm talking things like "Pipelines" and "Shaders" Core Clock and Mem Clock I have a basic grasp on but what makes video cards tick faster than others?

What does "384 bit" on the 8800GTX mean?

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This link is on laptop GPU's, but the explanations apply to desktop GPU's as well.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=25449
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the bit is how big the pipes are

think of it as a highway, the higher the number the more cars it can fit.
(aka more data on a bigger bus)
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Really, google is the best source for this type of thing. Hell, you even know the terminology, that makes it really easy.
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