A graphics processing unit or GPU for short is a specialized piece of electronic circuitry that is used to rapidly accelerate memory towards the creation of images within a frame buffer that is then outputted to a display device like a monitor, television set, etc. They are used in a wide variety of device like mobile phones, personal computers, workstations, and video game consoles. GPUs are used instead of CPUs of Central Processing Units due to how much faster a GPU can render images which it can do because of its unique parallel processing architecture that performs multiple calculations at the same time. Graphics Processing Units have found multiple uses, with the first modern model being formed in the recent 1970s that carried information from the CPU to the external display output. The most common use nowadays is for gaming.
Created by: Justin Nguyen