GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)

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What is GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)?

A Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) is a single-chip processor primarily used to manage and boost the performance of video and graphics. It is just one of the parts that make a computer work and tick over speedily. Its main responsibility is ensuring content displays and renders on your computer screen or monitor correctly. This includes everything – from the user interface, to applications and webpages and of course high-intensity games.

The GPU is a specialized circuit designed to accelerate the image output in a frame buffer intended for output to a display. GPUs are an essential part of those chipsets and as mobile games are pushing the boundaries of their capabilities, the GPU performance is becoming increasingly important.

GPU features include:

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

 

Most GPUs use their transistors for 3-D computer graphics. However, some have accelerated memory for mapping vertices, such as geographic information system (GIS) applications. Some of the more modern GPU technology supports programmable shaders implementing textures, mathematical vertices and accurate color formats.

 

A

A-GPS (Assisted GPS)  •  A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)  •  AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) Accelerometer  •  Airplane Mode  •  Alarm Clock  •  AMOLED (Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode)  •  Analog Technology  •  Android Operating System  •  ANT+  •  Antenna  •  Aperture  •  APN (Access Point Name)  •  Apple iOS  •  Apple Pay  •  aptX  •  Autofocus  •  AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)

 

B

Band  •  Bandwidth  •  Base Station  •  Bench marking  •  Biometrics  •  Bit  •  Blackberry OS  •  Bluetooth  •  BPS (Bits Per Seconds)  •  Broadband  •  Byte

 

C

Calculator  •  Calendar  •  Camera  •  Call Alert  •  Capacitive Touchscreen  •  CDMA (Code-Division Multiple Access)  •  Cellular Network  •  Chipset  •  cHTML (Compact HyperText Markup Language)  •  Color  •  CPU (Central Processing Unit)

 

D

Dimension  •  Dynamic Memory  •  D-Pad (Direction Pad)  •  Digital Zooming  •  DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)  •  Downlink  •  Dual-Band  •  Dual Mode  •  Dual SIM

 

E

Earphone Jack  •  EDGE (Enhanced Data for Global Evolution)  •  EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)  •  EGPRS (Enhanced General Packet Radio Services)  •  EGSM (Extended GSM)  •  Emoji  •  EMS (Enhanced Message Service)  •  eSIM  •  EV-DO  •  External Display

 

F

Firefox OS  •  Firmware  •  Flash Memory  •  Flight Mode  •  FM Radio  •  FM Transmitter  •  FPS (Frames Per Seconds)  •  Frequency  •  Front Camera  •  FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

 

G

Galileo (Global Navigation Satellite System)  •  GB (Gigabyte)  •  GBPS (Gigabits Per Second)  •  Geo-tagging  •  GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System)  •  GPRS (General Packet Radio Service)  • GPS (Global Positioning System)  •  GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)

 

H

H.263  •  H.264  •  H.265  •  Hot Spot  •  HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access)  •  HSUPA (High-Speed Uplink Packet Access)  •  HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)  •  Hz (Hertz)

 

I

ISP (Image Signal Processor)  •  IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity)  •  IP Rating

 

J

Java

 

K

KB (Kilobyte)  •  Kbps (Kilobits per second)  •  Key Guard  •  Key Lock Switch

 

L

Land Line  •  LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)  •  LED (Light-Emitting Diode)  •  Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)  •  Li-Polymer (Lithium Polymer)  •  Linux OS  •  Lock Code  •  LTE (Long Term Evolution)  •  Loudspeaker

 

M

Maemo OS  •  mAh  •  Mass Storage  •  Material  •  MB (Megabyte)  •  Mbps (Megabit per second)  •  MeeGo OS  •  Megapixel  •  Megahertz  •  Memory Card Slot  •  microUSB  •  MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) •  Mobile Games  •  MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link)  •  MIM (Mobile Instant Messaging)  •  Mobile Application  •  Mobile Browser  •  Mobile messaging  •  Modem  •  MP3 (MPEG Layer 3)  •  MPEG (Motion Picture Experts Group)  •  MPEG-4 video  •  Multitouch  •  Music playback time (battery life)  •  Music Player

 

N

NAND Memory  •  Network Capacity  •  Network Generations  •  NFC (Near Field Connection)  •  NiCd (Nickel Cadmium)  •  NOR Memory  •  Numeric Keypad

 

O

OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode)  •  Operating System  •  Optical Zoom  •  OTA (Over-The-Air)  •  OTG (On-The-Go)

P

PC Sync  •  Phonebook Access  •  Phone Life Cycle  •  Phonebook  •  PIN code (Personal Identification Number)  •  Pixel  •  Pixel Density  •  Price  •  Port  •  PTT (Push-To-Talk)  •  PUK (Personal Unlocking Key)

 

Q

Quad-band  •  QVGA (Quarter Video Graphics Array)  •  QWERTY keyboard

 

R

RAM (Random Access Memory)  •  Ringer ID  •  Ringtone  •  Roaming  •  ROM (Read-Only Memory)  •  RSS (Rich Site Summary)

 

S

Screen Protection  •  Screen Resolution  •  Screen Size  •  Screen Type  •  Screen-To-Body Ratio  •  Secondary Camera  •  Sensor  •  Side keys  •  SIM Card  •  SIM Lock  •  Single-Band  •  Smart Watch  •  Smartphone  •  SMS (Short Messaging Service)  •  soft keys  •  Soft Reset  •  Special Dial  •  Stand-by time (battery life)  •  Stereo Speakers  •  Streaming  •  Stylus  •  SVGA (Super Video Graphics Array)

 

T

Talk Time (battery life)  •  TCP/IP  •  Tethering  •  Text Messaging  •  TFD (Thin Film Diode)  •  TFT (Thin Film Transistor)  •  To-Do list  •  Touchscreen  •  Tri-Band .

 

U

UI (User Interface)  •  UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System)  •  Upload  •  USB

 

V

VGA (Video Graphics Array)  •  Video call  •  Video Codec  •  Video Resolution  •  Voice Dialing  •  Voice Mail  •  VPN (Virtual Private Network)

 

W

WAP (Wireless Application Protocol)  •  WatchOS  •  WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access)  •  WearOS  •  Wearables  •  Weight  •  Wi-Fi  •  WLAN (Wireless Land Area Network)

 

X

Xender  •  Xenon flash