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2008 | Archive

“The evolution of the GPU has prompted changes throughout the computer industry, from PC manufacturers who are modifying systems to better take advantage of GPUs, to software makers who are adding features designed to exploit the now-ubiquitous graphics chips.” Wired

June 2, 2008

“Separate graphics chips, sometimes called "discrete graphics," can vastly improve a PC's performance by crunching images separately, instead of relying on the main processor to do it.” USA Today

May 26, 2008

“…graphics cards - to date used mainly by serious gamers - can enliven the games and other highly visual applications that are fast becoming mainstays of home computing.” SmartMoney

May 20, 2008

“It’s all about graphics processors. Thanks to today’s visually intensive style of computing, a good GPU can improve the user experience much better than a fast CPU.” Gigaom

May 16, 2008

“The difference in performance among CPUs costing $77, $268 or even $1,237 (50, 170, 800 Euros) is actually relatively low.” Tom’s Hardware

May 15, 2008

“And few people will deny that computing is becoming more visual. The GPU is essentially a parallel-computing engine that is extremely efficient at running visual (and scientific) software--that is, many of the popular graphics, video, and photo applications now running on PCs.” CNET

May 9, 2008

“We kick off Episode 6 by talking with Drew Henry of Nvidia about the optimized PC initiative and Hybrid SLI.” The Tech Report Podcast

May 3, 2008

"Thought your fancy video card was only good for gaming? Think again. Its graphics processing unit (GPU) is really like a second, highly specialized CPU. When it comes to certain kinds of complex math, its performance puts your desktop CPU to shame." IT World

April 30, 2008

“Why are things converging? What we're seeing is a movement towards incredibly powerful graphics processors finally being used for other stuff, and the CPU seemingly being relegated in status” Tech Radar

April 23, 2008

“Currently you get a better performance bump for your PC by buying a more powerful graphics card then you do by buying a faster processor and this has worked to NVIDIA’s advantage.” TG Daily

April 17, 2008

"When you start looking at a PC today, the (central) processor means less and less… The GPU is simply becoming a better way for PC makers to differentiate in a landscape dominated by Intel CPUs…" CNET

April 13, 2008

"…if you are choosing Vista, or if you do a lot of converting video for use on portable devices, consider getting a laptop with a separate video card inside that has its own memory…Any dual-core processor will be fine. Wall Street Journal

April 10, 2008

"But in some cases, the GPU makes a big difference. 3D video games are a given, but intensive graphics are creeping into many other applications." Popular Science

April 10, 2008

"I've predicted that the GPU will evolve to become dominant and the CPU will ultimately be relegated to the role of glorified I/O processor." Computer Power User
March 2008

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"Don't waste money on the next fastest CPU; it generally won't make much a difference in speed." PC World

February 2008

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