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post #11 of 24
Where is that person I was waiting for...
Basically, a GPU is a calculator...
And a CPU is the guy, using the calculator, punching in the numbers, changing the numbers, adding more, dividing by this, etc... that's why!
    
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page 32 cpu mag july 2007 read read read
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post #13 of 24
another thing too, the 8800 has 128 stream processors, which is essentially 128 processors for processing your 3d graphics. Imagine how fast your core2duo would be with 128 cores.
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post #14 of 24
Basically it's like the Cell CPU in the PS3 not being more powerful than a Pentium 4 in what a P4 does, even though it can produce so much more flops and has lots of cores.
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post #15 of 24
And yes gpus can fold, but can they multitask? Try folding with it and then playing a game.
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post #16 of 24
GPU's are highly parallel and optimized for specific operations, as stated previously. CPU's on the other hand are optimized for EVERYTHING, they have to accept and process code from thousands of vendors and cannot be specialized to perform one task, like a GPU.

Nvidia's CUDA technology, if implemented as a CPU, would reduce the 128 stream processors to individual mini-cores working toward one objective, like a CPU, instead of processing one item per processor like GPU's.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vwgti View Post
And yes gpus can fold, but can they multitask? Try folding with it and then playing a game.
Hmmm....Pong? I think GPU are already multitasking, process physics, some texture crap, and even audio(ATI X2***)
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post #18 of 24
wikipedia<---- is as accurate as the people that put the info on there. I wish people would stop referring to wikipedia for good info.
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post #19 of 24
CPU's are the jack of all trades and can do a decent job at a lot of different type of tasks while the GPU is the master of one thing and in that one area, they are excellent at it but good at nothing else.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GuardianOdin View Post
wikipedia<---- is as accurate as the people that put the info on there. I wish people would stop referring to wikipedia for good info.
An audit of Wikipedia by Wired Magazine uncovered that it's as accurate as Encyclopedia Britannica.
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