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Video processors do more to boost speed than main processors, says nVidia
By Sean Captain
Posted 04.10.2008 at 12:09 pm 4 Comments
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OK, they are not the most objective source, but graphics processor manufacturer nVidia does make a pretty convincing argument for spending more money on a computers graphics card and less on the main processor—in certain conditions.
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