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I’m trying to learn for my Computer Science class and I’m stuck. Can you help?

WHAT IS GPU ACCELERATED COMPUTING?

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A Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) is a single-chip processor primarily used to manage and boost the performance of video and graphics. GPU features include

  • 2-D or 3-D graphics
  • Digital output to flat panel display monitors
  • Texture mapping
  • Application support for high-intensity graphics software such as AutoCAD
  • Rendering polygons
  • Support for YUV color space
  • Hardware overlays
  • MPEG decoding

These features are designed to lessen the work of the CPU and produce faster video and graphics.

A GPU is not only used in a PC on a video card or motherboard; it is also used in mobile phones, display adapters, workstations and game consoles.

This term is also known as a visual processing unit (VPU).


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