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Stream Processors In relation to video cards for PCs... What EXACTLY do stream processors handle? What would be the major difference between having 64 stream processors, and having 128 on a very similar card?

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The difference would be a pretty sustantial jump in performance with more SP's.

They are essentially data pipelines that allow the gpu to perform "parallel" computing. Meaning the gpu can handle many instructions at once. It is what makes gpu's so much more powerful than even a top of the line cpu of today. An example I can give is this: I have a Core i7 920 running at 3.4 Ghz. It has 4 physical cores, as well as hyperthreading, which creates another 4 virtual cores. So 8 cores means 8 threads. I also have a GTX-260 with a speed of only 626 Mhz, not Ghz. That gpu has 216 SP's. When I run Folding at home, I give both the cpu and gpu the same size work unit, and I start them at the same time. The gpu will finish 6 work units in the time it takes the cpu to finish one work unit, which is about 12 hours. Thanks to all the sp's on the gpu, it easily mops the floor with the cpu.

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I have an acer m5802 what is the best video card I can upgrade to. Thank.


Acer Aspire M5802?

Let's look at the specs;

A) Intel Core2 Duo processor, or Intel Core2 Quad processor.

B) Intel G43 Express motherboard chipset.

C) PCI-Express graphics expansion slot that is the 2.0 version

D) 500 Watt Power Supply

http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/2009/acer/aspire/AspireM5802/AspireM5802sp2.shtml#

Just about any Ol' graphics card you desire. As long as a 500 Watt power supply is enough power, the sky's the limit.

Now,......are we talking the BEST?

There's a lot of pro's and con's whether everyone will agree with my choice, but I'll explain why I chose this graphics card.

It ROCKS!

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6942892&sku=E145-0582

A) 1GB of GDDR5 graphics ram memory

B) 256-bit interface

C) 336 Stream Processors

D) The Core Clock can run up to 763MHz.

E) The Memory Clock can run up to 3800MegaHertz

F) The Shader Clock can run up to 1526MHz.

G) DirectX 11

If you want to see characters sweat on a 30 inch or better monitor, this baby will do it easily.
Frame rate lag? Bahahahahahaha! Nope!

Plus the price. Best Bang for the Buck, IMHO.

Just make sure you have two slots available side by side. This card uses two slots in width.
Length? Your computer case is 180MM wide, 443mm long, and 373MM tall.

(That's 7.08661 inches wide by 17.4409 inches long by 14.6850 inches tall.
Or 7 and 7/8ths inches wide by 17 and 7/16ths inches long by 14 and 11/16ths tall )

The graphics card fits down the length of the computer. It is 8 and 1/4 inches long, (8.25),
4 and 3/8ths tall, approximately. (4.376)

Make sure you have at least 2GB's of ram memory though.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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I need Nvidia GeForce 6600 / 256MB DDR / AGP 8x / DVI / TV-OUT / Video Card Graphic Card how can i buy this item??


PC shops, online PC shops or even ebay.

Here's the URL to the Nvidia website, Click on the "BUY" tab at the top.

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/page/geforce_6600.html

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I have Nvidia Geforce 9500 GT graphics card ...I recently bought my system...4 GB corsair ram....1 TB hard disk...400 W Cooler master PSU...Classic intel H55 motherboard...Still when play Gta or NFS hot...


How can I state this politely?

The Nvidia GeForce 9500GT is a definite step up from using Integrated Graphics.
No debate needed there.

But it only has 32 Stream Processors.

Think of Stream Processors as a 'Graphics Information Highway'.
They are essentially the lanes of the highway.
The more lanes you have, the more graphics information can be transferred from the graphics card to the Processor, and vice-versa.

Having 32 Stream Processors is like having a 'Bottleneck' in the road.
Equate that to a roadblock put up for road construction, where 8 lanes are dwindled down to 1 lane.
Traffic slows down.

This is seen when using intense games. Frame rates drop down, the game freezes, and graphics are poor unless on low settings. (Or not at all)

Here, take a look at Evga's version of the Nvidia GeForce 9500GT graphics card.
Read the Specifications at the bottom, watch the video.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4111742&CatId=3669

However!
A decent graphics card shouldn't 'Break the Bank'.

You don't need a $500 graphics card to slam those games.
You might want to look into an Nvidia GeForce GT 240 graphics card.

96 Stream Processors.
512MB of DDR5 graphics ram memory. (That's DDR5)
550MHz Core Clock
1340MegaHertz Shader Clock
3588MHz Memory Clock

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5516908&CatId=3669


Better than that?
Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 Superclocked.
1024MB of DDR5 graphics ram memory.
192 Stream Processors.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6655890&CatId=3669

For the above two graphics cards you need a decent power supply.
IF, the power supply you have DOES produce an honest maximum wattage of 400 Watts,
AND has at least 30 Amps on the 12 volt power rail. (Or 12 volt power rails), you're okay.

I would recommend an OCZ StealthXStream 2 / 600 Watt power supply though, when you can afford it.
It can produce over 700 watts if kept at a temperature of 48.4 degrees Celsius.
(119.12 degrees Fahrenheit )
Has FOUR 12 volt power rails that can supply up to 18 Amps EACH.
(Total of 72 Amps)

Has all the power cables you'll need, plus ones for the above graphics cards.
(Can handle them with NO sweat)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6491962&CatId=106


Not advertising for Tigerdirect. Just using them to show examples.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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I have dell gx 260 with 2.4 ghz nd 1gb ddr ram with nvidia geforce fx 5200 can u name any graphics card which will be gud enough than geforce 5200...nd agp plz..


You need an AGP 8X graphics card for one.

AMD ATI Radeon series:


1) Better: XFX Radeon HD4650

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4914257&CatId=2234

A) 1GB (OR 1024MB) of DDR2 graphics ram memory
B) 128-bit bandwidth memory interface
C) 320 Stream Processors
D) 600MHz Core Clock
E) 800MHz Memory Clock
F) 55nm process technology



3) Best: HIS HD4670

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6076197&CatId=2234

A) 1GB (Or 1024MB) of DDR3 graphics ram memory
B) 128-bit bandwidth memory interface
C) 320 Stream Processors
D) 750MHz Core Clock
E) 1600MHz Memory Clock

Likes POWER! Better install a 500 Watt power supply, to keep up with the power needed for this baby!
The GX260 supposedly has a 250 Watt PSU. (Power Supply Unit)
Back in the day this PSU was made, the PSU manufacturer 'fudged' the maximum rated wattage.
Actual is more like 60 percent of what is stated.
175 watts!

The above is just IMHO about graphics card choice.

(I have motherboard's with a PCI Express x16 slot, using the PCI-E 2.0 technology.
I use Nvidia graphics cards)

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How do i speed up videos and stop buffering on my pc ?


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I have Geforce Fx5200 128mb pixel shadder 2.0 and i cant run crysis, call of duty 4 is there any way to run these games ?


Yes with a better graphics card. You need Shader 4.0 at least on that graphics card. (Plus a lot more Stream Processors)

The GeForce FX 5200 is an AGP style of graphics card, and uses 8X speed. (0.8 Volts)
It is a Budget graphics card, and does not have the graphics 'power' needed for the games you stated.
(If memory serves it has 16 Stream Processors)

There is no 'miracle' program, or tweaking of settings, that will allow you to run the above stated games at a decent capability. Even at low settings for the games.

I would suggest an ATI HD Radeon 3850 at least.
HOWEVER, other things come into play.

You need a 400 Watt power supply that has 30 Amps on the 12 volt power rail. The power supply must have a 2x4 power cable. (Example:

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#eps4plus4 )
OR, enough 4-pin Molex power cables that are unused to put in a 2x4 power cable adapter.

Your processor has have the processing power needed also, or you will have a 'bottleneck' of graphics information.

A graphics card has it's own processor. (GPU. Graphics Processing Unit)
It also has it's own Ram Memory. (Graphics ram memory)
However if the processor is too slow, the graphics information cannot be processed from the processor to the game program, and vice-versa, in a speedily fashion.

Graphics information, (Data), hangs up. Frames freeze, and frame rate slows down.

Post the computer name , model name. and model number, and we'll see if a better graphics card will help.
(Example: HP Pavilion D5200t)

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Choosing a GPU


SAPPHIRE 100256L Radeon HD 4670 1GB
  • Chipset Manufacturer: ATI
  • Core clock: 750MHz
  • Stream Processors: 320 Stream Processing Units
  • Memory Clock: 2000MHz
  • DirectX: DirectX 10.1
  • OpenGL: OpenGL 2.0
  • HDMI: 1 via Adapter
  • DVI: 2
Although it only has a 128bit memory interface it makes up for this by the large amount of stream processors and the high core clock. It's cheaper than the 9600 and better.

Nov 02, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Vga controller


btw these are your graphics hardware.


AGP 4X/8X or pci-e
Chipset Chipset Manufacturer document.write(neg_specification_newline('ATI')); ATI GPU document.write(neg_specification_newline('Radeon HD 2400PRO')); Radeon HD 2400PRO Stream Processors document.write(neg_specification_newline('40 Stream Processing Units')); 40 Stream Processing Units Memory Memory Size document.write(neg_specification_newline('256MB')); 256MB Memory Interface document.write(neg_specification_newline('64-bit')); 64-bit Memory Type document.write(neg_specification_newline('GDDR2')); GDDR2 3D API DirectX document.write(neg_specification_newline('DirectX 10')); DirectX 10 OpenGL document.write(neg_specification_newline('OpenGL 2.0')); OpenGL 2.0 Ports D-SUB document.write(neg_specification_newline('1')); 1 DVI document.write(neg_specification_newline('1')); 1 TV-Out document.write(neg_specification_newline('HDTV / S-Video Out')); HDTV / S-Video Out VIVO document.write(neg_specification_newline('No')); No General Tuner document.write(neg_specification_newline('None')); None RAMDAC document.write(neg_specification_newline('400 MHz')); 400 MHz Max Resolution document.write(neg_specification_newline('2560 x 1600')); 2560 x 1600 Cooler document.write(neg_specification_newline('With Fan')); With Fan Dual-Link DVI Supported document.write(neg_specification_newline('Yes')); Yes HDCP Ready document.write(neg_specification_newline('Yes')); Yes

Ok only 64 bit memory and 40 stream processors. Put your settings on 800x600 and all medium settings. Too bad, but you should also have 2 gigs of memmory to run the game really well.

I still get some lag every once in a while but I have 2 gigs of memory, 1950 pro and a dual core processor. You dont need dual core but at least a 3ghz single core.

let me know if this helps. send me an email if you have to as well and I dont mind helping you out in further detail with your system specs and what I think you could use to play some of the more current vid games.

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