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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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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161318

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(Also; Read the reviews)

What are stream processors? Nothing new. Just a new term for the same old graphics technology;

"A stream processor is an ALU which is usually involved in handling SIMD instructions. ALU stands for Arithmetic Logic Unit, which in English means "number cruncher". It's the part of the chip that does the actual computation involved in processing data. Nearly every chip around today no matter if its in your video card or your coffee maker has at least one ALU. "SIMD instruction" means that it crunches a group or "stream" of numbers all at once rather than one at a time. For the RV740, the number you hear is 640 "stream processors" because each of the eight shader cores has sixteen execution units and each of those has five ALUs: 8 x 16 x 5 = 640."

From MIME,
http://forums.amd.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=12&threadid=113850

(I like MIME's explanation)

2) Better;

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B) http://computer.howstuffworks.com/3dgraphics.htm

C) http://computer.howstuffworks.com/agp.htm

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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'.
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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.

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