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What are 2D clocks?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 5, 2007 11:19:06 AM inq got pwnd.

But this is not the point of my thread, reading this article made me wonder about something i already noticed on my graphic card a long time ago but couldn't careless.

2D Clock? What is it?

Is it a clock that will be used when the card is using 2d environment like windows in order to save power? If so, i could lower it to the minimun possible and it wouldn't affect my gaming performance because original 3d clocks would be reestablished when playing anything concerning 3d environment?

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April 5, 2007 12:09:56 PM

Reading the article it would seem that you are correct. This would be a great move IMHO specially considering the power consumption of those monsters but when you take into consideration the source this should be taken with a pinch of salt.
April 5, 2007 12:57:55 PM

The OP is right; 2D clocks are the lower clockspeeds a GPU runs at when doing things such as word processing, surfing the web, etc. to save power.
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April 5, 2007 12:59:59 PM

So i could lower them to the minimum possible! I bet the minimum possible is more then enough for windows.
April 5, 2007 1:22:26 PM

unless you are using vista with aero :p 
April 5, 2007 2:14:34 PM

just noticed the "whats are" thingy :D 
April 5, 2007 2:57:01 PM

just noticed the "whats are" thingy :D 

Sorry I didn't quite understand you :( 
April 5, 2007 3:00:25 PM

I named the thread with "Whats are 2D clocks?"
Bad syntax :o