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As most gaming (or graphics editing work) towers contain some sort of graphics processing unit and they can be fairly pricey I suspect there will be several questions about them.

Current Options:

  • [GPU] (Graphics Procsessing Unit)
  • [Graphics-Card] or [GraphicsCard]
  • [Video-Card] or [VideoCard]

What tag should we use to describe them and would it be worth having an auto merged tag as in this question? Have I missed any if so please let me know.

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I think [gpu] should be its own tag, as people can have questions about the GPU itself without asking about the card that it is on. The other 2 should be merged into one of the two with a hyphen. I prefer [graphics-card] over [video-card], but that could just be me.

SuperUser has both [graphic-card] and [video-card] tags merged into [graphics-card], and [gpu] is a stand-alone tag.

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  • wow we posted at the exact same time, you have a good point. I think that makes sense to me. +1 :)
    – Gram
    Sep 10 '15 at 20:45
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    @Gram If something isn't quite right, let me know. I will edit it and try to make it more clear.
    – Cfinley
    Sep 10 '15 at 20:47
  • Everything is good, I just want to make sure we have some more comments before accepting so far this makes the most sense to me. :)
    – Gram
    Sep 10 '15 at 21:03
  • I think this is the logical choice, can we have someone with the rep needed do this?
    – Gram
    Sep 12 '15 at 19:04
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After some thought I am leaning towards [GPU] for the following reasons:

  • [Video-Card] sounds like (although not true) it is only used for video editing and would not be used for games or 3D modeling.
  • [Graphics-Card] is more inclusive than Video card, however it still refers to a physical card (for example PCIe) that excludes integrated solutions.
  • [GPU] includes video editing cards, gaming cards and integrated solutions. On the flip side it also enables discussions about phone and tablet cards such as the Andreno.

This needs to be a community decided item so I will leave this open to see if this is the best direction or if we should go another direction.

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    This makes sense to me, although we might end up needing a distinction between desktop-class and mobile-class (and integrated!) GPUs.
    – Undo
    Sep 10 '15 at 21:02
  • Yes good point.
    – Gram
    Sep 10 '15 at 21:05

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