How Do Graphics Cards Work?

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by _l_, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. _l_

    _l_ I Am A Cock

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    if the stuff on that board is an indicator of how a GPU card works then, quiet frankly, I really don't need to know. But what I would like to know is how he got all that up on the board in the first place ...

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  2. pendragon1

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    simple version = electricity makes the magic pixies dance and produce light which is sent to the monitor so you can see whats happening.
     
  3. harmattan

    harmattan 2[H]4U

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    Great film, probably the Coen Brother's most underrated.
     
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  4. travm

    travm Limp Gawd

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    I vote meth.
     
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  5. Armenius

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    Considering the image is from a movie: lots of interns or a green screen with a blown up image. There were large chalkboards in universities back in the day, but I don't know if they ever got that big. They used ladders that were on rails you could move to different areas so you could reach the higher points.
     
  6. Dullard

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    How do graphics cards work?

    They go out and get a job like everybody else.
     
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  7. M76

    M76 [H]ardness Supreme

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    The boards themselves could be lowered and raised. I thought that's how it worked everywhere.
     
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  8. Armenius

    Armenius [H]ardForum Junkie

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    $400 for a 3-year contract. Sounds rough.
     
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  9. erek

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    heh, for 3D acceleration of APIs with my basic understanding they use proprietary implementations of like OpenGL and DirectX that is written into hardware langauges like Verilog or VHDL ... and then synthesized... i tried just implementing a single OpenGL function via High Level Synthesis through Xilinx from the Mesa3D Library and it just ended up being a giant rabbit hole of libraries. Very difficult even to accelerate the most basic function

     
  10. defaultluser

    defaultluser I B Smart

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    It's a lot of not so fun Matrix Transformations.
     
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  11. Armenius

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    Speak for yourself. I love linear algebra. Not as much as I do calculus, but it's close.
     
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  12. erek

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    they're all so general purpose now too
     
  13. Algrim

    Algrim [H]ard|Gawd

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    Calculus made me realize how much trigonometry I didn't know. :eek:
     
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  14. defaultluser

    defaultluser I B Smart

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    Fuckin Graphics, how do they work?
     
  15. AltTabbins

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    There are 1000s or super Nintendo’s shrunk down and put in the GPU. When you load a game, they all turn in and make the graphics.