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Old 09-10-2010, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What specs on a GPU should I look for?

Besides the memory size what else is important to look for:
- 128bit or 256bit?
- # of Stream Processors?
- Core clock speeds?
- Shader/Memory clock speeds?

What specs should I look at when comparing similar GPUs?


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Default Re: What specs on a GPU should I look for?

You have this topic already

What is a good brand for GPU?
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