Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by jesse kraus, Sep 11, 2017.
the title already says it, why aren't cpu's as powerful as gpu's. im just curious.
You must not be looking at the right cpu's then. Each level of cpu's have their uses. There are some processors that cost more then a good video card does.
Because a GPU is independent. It processes one thing; graphics. A CPU is at work all the time. Adding graphics to it just makes more for it to do, therfore making it a current impossibility for a CPU to be as powerful as an GPU.
Note: Some APU's may outperform very low performance or old GPU's
Edit: I misread the question. All above info is useful! The actual answer is below:
Graphics take more computing power than what a CPU has to process. They do make some very high end CPU's though, such as the i9-7920x. It does not have integrated graphics though, so a GPU would still be required .
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