Graphics processing unit

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A graphics processing unit, also known as GPU is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory of given device to accelerate the creation of images. This process is achieved in the frame buffer intended for output to a display device.

GPUs are used in devices such as mobile phones, personal computers, workstations, and game consoles. Their highly parallel structure is considered more efficient than general purpose central processing units (CPUs) for algorithms that process large blocks of data in parallel.

In a personal computer, a GPU can be present on a video card or embedded on the motherboard.

Interesting fact…

The term "GPU" was made-up by Sony in reference to the PlayStation console´s Toshiba designed Sony GPU in 1994

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