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gtx 570 480 CUDA Cores or 480 Pixel Pipelines ?

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  • Nvidia
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  • EVGA
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April 8, 2011 12:30:33 AM

so which one is better in your opinion and why..
EVGA GeForce GTX 570
480 CUDA Cores and 480 Pixel Pipelines
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=012-P3-157...
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=012-P3-157...

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a b Î Nvidia
April 8, 2011 12:41:49 AM

They are the same (pixel pipelines and CUDA cores). Just different names for the same thing.
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a b Î Nvidia
April 8, 2011 12:58:05 AM

Pixel pipelines are very different than from shader units. The person who ever wrote that web page for EVGA isn't up to date with current tech and how it it works. Pixel pipelines date back to the Geforce 7 era on back to the Geforce 256 in 2000. This term was coined back before there was even direct x 7 let alone modern cards.

The correct info is 480 shaders or cuda cores not pixel pipelines.
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April 8, 2011 12:58:29 AM

I don't know if they are the same ..one have 3 year warranty and the other life time and what exactly pixel pipelines and CUDA cores stands for ?
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April 8, 2011 5:09:33 AM

Best answer selected by ortoklaz.
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a b Î Nvidia
April 8, 2011 5:19:47 AM

In very simple terms, a pixel pipeline will normally have a single pixel shader on it working on a single pixel. (some cards like the x1900 series had 3 engines per pipeline.) It can't do anything other then shade pixels. Older cards needed separate pixel and vertex shaders. Cuda cores don't care if its a pixel or a vertex, they can do either. It's also possible for them to perform other calculations like Nvidia has for PhysX. Cuda cores can perform the same function as the old pixel pipelines but can do a great many other things.
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