GPU question

disturbed13

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okay
im having a bit of of a dumb moment
what GPUs have more then one core?
and what would be a better CPU a dual or a quad for a Single GPU with more then one core?
thanks
 

dude_56013

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Nope. Not that I know of. First off, with consumers still shelling out their life savings on high end single cores, why would they make a dual? Secondly, if I recall, "shaders" are kind of like "multi-cores". Someone correct that if I'm wrong... Thirdly, I think they'd have a huge heat issue! But, one day we might just see them, after all people never thought we'd have dual core CPUs.
 

Atomic Rooster

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There are no dual core GPUs as of yet. There are dual GPU video cards such as the HD 4870 X2 and the GTX 295.
 

worshipme

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GPU architecture is not at all the same to CPU architecture. There is not a dual core GPU as there is a dual core CPU.

Are there any CPUs with ROPs at the moment? They are completely different things.
 

disturbed13

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okay
now then with any one of those cards which would be better?
a 2.9 - 3 GHz Dual core? or would a 2.66 quad be okay? for a sigle card with dual GPUs
 
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