Graphics processing unit (GPU) is a type of electronic circuit, a programmable logic chip or processor specially designed and optimized to perform mathematical computations rapidly to manipulate and alter images.
GPU is optimized for display functions. It renders images, animations, videos and gaming for the computer's screen. It is vital for rendering and smooth decoding 3D animations and videos. It performs parallel operations on multiple sets of data. It is increasingly used as vector processors for non-graphics applications that require repetitive computations.
How GPUs Work
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Introduction to GPU Architecture
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CPUs vs GPUs As Fast As Possible
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GeForce GTX graphics cards