What does shader clock mean? :P

just wondering...
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  1. NVIDIA uses two clocks: One for the general speed at which the GPU operates (Core Clock) and one that dictates how fast the shaders operates, independent of the GPU core.
  2. so what does it actually mean? that a GPU has two cards in it?
  3. A 'card' is the whole thing you plug into your comp, ie the pcb and all its chips and interfaces etc.

    A GPU is the main chip on a card, so there is only 1 of them except in the very top end cards like the radeon 4870 X2 or geforce gtx 295.

    I actually don't know how the shader clock works in Nvidia's, just that it's a lot higher than the core clock for both Nvidia and ATI cards, unlike with ATI cards which have the same core and shader clock speed (ATI core clock speed is usually a lot higher than Nvidia core clock speed though).
  4. It would help if you knew what was in the core. Let me try to give a basic overview. There are three "clocks" on an Nvidia card. The first isn't a part of your question, but it is a clock. Its the memory clock, and its how fast the memory on the card runs. Just like with a CPU, the "CPU" (actually called a GPU) and the memory clocks are different. Also just like a CPU, there are different things inside the GPU/Core. There are the shaders which do all the work, and everything else. There are two frequencies, the Core frequency and the shader frequency. Nvidia has them unlinked, while AMD has them linked. (meaning AMD cards use the same frequency for the core and the shaders.) There aren't two cards in it, just something run at different speeds.
  5. is it better to have bigger or smaller Shader clock?
    and compare these 2 graphic cards and tell me what are the differences?
    VGA Point of iew GT 610 1024MB SDDR3 DVI/HDMI vs VGA Point of iew GT 610 2048MB SDDR3 DVI/HDMI 128-bit(VGA-610-C2-2048)??
  6. Man you just necro'd a thread so old that I forgot this account existed.
  7. :D
  8. stupid me :(
    but do u have knoledge about graphic cards ??
  9. I used to have knowledge on graphics cards, but that was last gen (or two generations ago?)

    I don't know anything about the graphics cards you're talking about, but I do know how you can find some useful info on them.

    1) If you're looking to build a new gaming computer, it would be a great start to ask the forum "Build me a gaming computer that can..." and list your needs. Many members will give you cheap and effective builds. I think there is a forum specifically dedicated to this. Your needs will probably be to run a certain program or play a certain game. List those.

    2) If you're looking to just buy a GPU, the first step is to find out what kind GPUs are compatible with your motherboard. Once you know, then look up the programs or games you want to run and check out how different GPUs perform while running. Or you can use the newest games on the market as a bench mark. Googling "Far Cry 4 GPU benchmark comparison" should give you graphs of different GPUs and how they compare in performance.

    If you have any more questions just ask (:
  10. computernewbie said:
    I used to have knowledge on graphics cards, but that was last gen (or two generations ago?)

    I don't know anything about the graphics cards you're talking about, but I do know how you can find some useful info on them.

    1) If you're looking to build a new gaming computer, it would be a great start to ask the forum "Build me a gaming computer that can..." and list your needs. Many members will give you cheap and effective builds. I think there is a forum specifically dedicated to this. Your needs will probably be to run a certain program or play a certain game. List those.

    2) If you're looking to just buy a GPU, the first step is to find out what kind GPUs are compatible with your motherboard. Once you know, then look up the programs or games you want to run and check out how different GPUs perform while running. Or you can use the newest games on the market as a bench mark. Googling "Far Cry 4 GPU benchmark comparison" should give you graphs of different GPUs and how they compare in performance.

    If you have any more questions just ask (:

    how can i know what graphic card compatible for my motherboard ASRock N68-s and i have AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core 4400 + 2.31 GHz processor. I don'w know what GPU is best for me, but i was think about GT 610 1024MB SDDR3 or GT 610 with 2048MB ( what's the diferences betwen 1024MB and 2048MB? ) which are new GPUs? And as well i was thinking about GeForce 9600 GT PCI-X16 which is older GPU ? So i was thinking maybe the old 9600 GT will go better with my old PC ( i have 700W PSU ) ? I don't know anythink so please tell me what do u prefer, what is GPU is better for me GT 610 ( new ) or 9600 GT ( old ) ?
    http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=935&gid2=28&compare=geforce-gt-610-vs-geforce-9600-gt-512mb
  11. http://www.pc-specs.com/mobo/ASRock/ASRock_N68S/177

    Your motherboard is PCIe 2 so you can use either of those graphics cards. You should also note that you only have one graphics card slot, meaning you can only have a single GPU. Your old one will have to be removed.


    The GT 610 doesn't seem like a good graphics card
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1671113/nvidia-geforce-610-silent-card-good-gaming.html

    While the GT 9600 will get you some decent performance
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-9600-gt,1780-13.html

    Again, it depends for what you need it for. Will you be running the newest games or games from 10 years ago?
  12. computernewbie said:
    http://www.pc-specs.com/mobo/ASRock/ASRock_N68S/177

    Your motherboard is PCIe 2 so you can use either of those graphics cards. You should also note that you only have one graphics card slot, meaning you can only have a single GPU. Your old one will have to be removed.


    The GT 610 doesn't seem like a good graphics card
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1671113/nvidia-geforce-610-silent-card-good-gaming.html

    While the GT 9600 will get you some decent performance
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-9600-gt,1780-13.html

    Again, it depends for what you need it for. Will you be running the newest games or games from 10 years ago?


    I don't want to play the best games and not with best graphic settings ( on medium settings )
    for example i like to play : Transformers : Rise of the Dark Spark , Guild Wars 2 , Prototype 2 , World of Tanks , Darksiders II - in all this games i play on LOW settins and still i have lags :(
    and you didn't said any think about my processor ( is it too weak for 9600 GT or GT 610 , will it bottleneck? )
    Here is picture how my GPU looks like ( please open ) :http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/John_Isner/media/untitled1_zps2fm8rwbf.jpg.html
    I don't need to remove my GPU cause i have nvidia geforce 7025/ nForce 630a which isn't at that slot .
  13. The problem is 9600 GT is old card and i need to buy it used :( . GT 610 i can buy new . I dont know will it work the 9600 GT ?? Here's how it looks :
    http://reklama5.mk/AdDetails?ad=1736320
  14. Get a 980 ti and be done with it
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