Graphics acceleration vs. CPU

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Hello Flexers,

I am using a Intel NUC (google it) with an Intel dual core i3, 256 SSD and 8GB of RAM.  According to SSDR, I *AM* utilizing Graphics acceleration but I am thinking that I am not getting the performance out of the Inel built-on video card. 

So, with that in mind I am thinking about building a dedicated desktop for SSDR/Shack purposes.  I will be getting a minimum of 16GB of RAM, probably a 256 or 512 SSD.  The quandary I have is the following:  exactly how much does SSDR utilize a GPU?  In other words, is more better AND when do you reach the point of diminishing returns?  For example, will throwing more money at the GPU yield the best return and/or what are reasonable specs?

I am not a gamer and I am not really up on my video card-fu.I just want to put the most money where it counts most.

73 and Happy New Year!

de K5RHD

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Randy, it uses a lot of the GPU which you can tell if you ever run SSDR on a system with an unqualified video card and it has to revert to the CPU. You will see major CPU Utilization. You do not need a tremendous video card for it, I would guess anything that cost over 50 bucks would get you going!