GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)

GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) Musaad alangari-Turkey Alharbi-Khaled Almajnouni-Yousef Alanizy

A graphics processing unit (GPU) is a computer chip that performs rapid mathematical calculations, primarily for the purpose of rendering images. In the early days of computing, the central processing unit (CPU) performed these calculations. As more graphics-intensive applications such as AutoCAD were developed; however, their demands put strain on the CPU and degraded performance. GPUs came about as a way to offload those tasks from CPUs, freeing up their processing power. A GPU may be found integrated with a CPU on the same circuit, on a graphics card or in the motherboard of a personal computer or server. NVIDIA, AMD, Intel and ARM are some of the major players in the GPU market.

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