Graphics Processing Unit

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Title

Graphics Processing Unit

Subject

GPUs allowed for faster processing of computer graphics, leading to a smoother user experience

Description

Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) first became widely available to home computer systems in the early 1980s. Among the first and most popular of these in the decade was the NEC D7220, which utilized the technology of Large Scale Integration circuit chips to create a processor that was smaller, faster, and cheaper to produce than older models. Chips like these enabled smoother and faster graphics in both home computers and gaming consoles.

Source

“The History of the Modern Graphics Processor.” n.d. TechSpot. Accessed April 23, 2021. https://www.techspot.com/article/650-history-of-the-gpu/.

Publisher

Techspot

Date

1980-1989

Language

English

Type

Online Article

Collection

Citation

“Graphics Processing Unit,” Technology of the 1980s, accessed July 21, 2024, https://1980stechexploration.omeka.net/items/show/18.