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CUDA cores vs Stream Processors


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heartgrave

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Can someone please tell me the conversion rate for these?

Before I get further into my question, please be advised, I have all high performance gaming hardware in my system in terms of RAM, motherboard, CPU and PSU. Please do not ask me to post the parts I have as I know that these will work on the motherboard/PSU cords.

If you were a gamer that demands the best graphics/performance allowed by the game, which kind of graphics card would you get, one with CUDA cores or one with stream processors?

I am looking at a card with 1536 stream processors but I've seen other cards for close to the same price with 960 CUDA cores.

One thing I've noticed is that the 1536 Stream Processors has 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI 3.0 x16 but the 960 CUDA core cards have a 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI 3.0 x16...why is that?

I hear that CUDA cores and stream processors are generally the same thing which is really confusing me because I've seen a lot of conflicting information online about this topic so, I figured I'd come to the guys I've trusted to help me build a few machines the last few years!

I planned on getting this card http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814202035 to replace this card http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127490 That would be a big upgrade, right?
Then there is this card... http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127728 this one is CUDA and the one above ^^^ is stream processor

For stream processors, is it, the higher the # of stream processors the better or the lower # of stream processors the better? And I ask the same for CUDA cores, lower the better or the higher the better?

Sorry for the amount of questions!

Edited by heartgrave, 13 July 2013 - 10:49 AM.

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Bump :whistling:

Edited by heartgrave, 13 July 2013 - 10:50 AM.

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Hello heartgrave

A better explanation than me waffling on about them being more or less the same thing http://streamcomputi...uda-and-opencl/ and http://streamcomputi...encl-marketing/

The HD 6970 would be marginally faster than the HD 5770 + it will also provide better quality video/graphics as it has a 256-bit interface as opposed to the 128-bit interface that the HD 5770 has.
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