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Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

Graphics Processing Unit: A GPU is an integrated circuit designed to process video and graphics-related tasks. In modern times, GPUs have found many uses outside of this realm, and are also used in artificial intelligence and scientific research applications, due to their high power efficiency.

A GPU is not to be confused with a video/graphics card, which is a device that contains and utilizes a GPU.

Common Applications Of GPU Technology

  • Video rendering (both video playback and processing for video editing and other purposes).
  • Rendering graphics in video games.
  • Calculations for scientific research.
  • Machine learning (ML).
  • Cryptocurrency mining.
  • Computer vision in autonomous cars and advanced facial recognition systems.

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