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Rendering???

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I hear it everywhere, but what exactly is rendering? Also, what does native rendering mean and what is rendering power CPU's? I know, I'm not up to speed with the basics yet. LOL. I appreciate any help, thanks.

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Hi there!

Ill see if I can help you out with your questions. Rendering is the proccess of drawing 3d objects to the screen put in simple terms. Not sure about the others tbh.

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Rendering is the process of displaying graphics on a computer screen.
To display an image the computer has to do some heavy calculations. These calculations can be made via CPU or GPU (Graphics Processing Unit - video card's processor).
Most modern games rely heavely on GPU for graphics rendering. When someone is talking about 'the rendering power' of a CPU/GPU he means the processor's ability to make graphics related computations.

[Edited by - Calin on January 1, 2006 3:54:12 PM]

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no problem, and as he said, rendering isnt only held to 3d.

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