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Does a Vid card help the cPU

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June 11, 2008 11:52:17 AM

Does having a high end video card increase the overall performabnce of your rig in terms of load times and processing??

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June 11, 2008 12:05:29 PM

No, unless you're running code through it, which is very unlikely becasue you would have to write such code yourself.

A video card would help unload the CPU when you're watching an HD movie though, but it doesn't have to be a high end card for that
June 11, 2008 12:27:31 PM

Having a non-integrated video card does from what I understand as the CPU does a lot of the work for it(some integrated cards don't require assistance but they are rare) additionally they share memory bandwidth.

However this means that any discrete card will help, not just a high end card.