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How does adding stream processors increase performance?

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January 6, 2012 8:21:29 PM

I know I'm asking a hard question, and it may require some other components to be discussed, but just give it to me in basic terms :)  If you could.

I'd also like to know how core clock speeds interact with stream processors (if they do at all.)
a c 92 U Graphics card
January 6, 2012 8:44:50 PM

each stream processor can do a simple instruction per clock cycle mostly operate on 1 pixel or a few of them.

increasing the number of them will allow more operation to be done at once and increasing the core clock increase the speed each processor does the operation.
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January 6, 2012 9:24:55 PM

Actually it's pretty simple of a question. Think of one stream proc as one brain, more brains means more computing power. They are all working in parallel so let's say 1 stream proc is doing 1 calculation per second, if you have 100 stream procs then you do 100 calculations per second.

Core clock is the speed of the gpu; the gpu being all the stream procs so you can say the core clock is the speed of the stream procs.
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January 7, 2012 6:13:00 AM

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