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"Do not pay a penny extra for faster processor speed"
|"…the often overlooked yet hugely important components in today's graphics-heavy PCs are the graphics processors…"
December 3, 2007
|"There's only one PC upgrade that's guaranteed to supercharge Windows Vista, video editing and playback and gaming in one fell swoop – the mighty graphics card."
November 17, 2007
|"Moreover, while innovation in the world of conventional microprocessors has become more muted and largely confined to adding multiple processors, or "cores," to single chips, G.P.U. technology is continuing to advance rapidly."
||New York Times
November 8, 2006
|"Going forward, the only purpose for your CPU will be to load Windows, whose only purpose will be to constantly check itself for malware and boot your games, the latter of which will increasingly be offloaded to the GPU."
||Computer Power User
|"Our current crop of popular PC games has shown us that the video card has now become the most important component in a gaming system."
|"The most critical component is definitely the GPU, followed shortly thereafter by the CPU, you can then save a little money by either re-using existing parts in your current PC such as the hard drive, keyboard/mouse and monitor."
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