What is GPU and what are Integrated and Discrete graphics

Today I have come up with another article related to computer hardware. These articles aim at educating you about computer hardware so that whenever you go out to buy a desktop or a laptop, you are well aware of what you need to buy and what parts or features are useless to you.

GPU
GPU

What is GPU?

GPU stands for the graphics processing unit. GPU takes care of all the graphical processing that happens on the computer. It’s different from the CPU because GPU does specific operations related to graphics whereas the CPU is a general processing unit. GPU makes things easy for CPU because It’s hard for CPU to do graphical computing and GPUs are specifically made for that task.

Integrated graphics:

Integrated graphics is a GPU built into the processor. This kind of GPU doesn’t have its dedicated ram and is not physically visible because it’s inside the processor you buy. Integrated graphics come with CPUs as a kind of two-in-one pack. They are suitable for lightweight graphical tasks. If you don’t want to do any heavy graphical processing like heavy gaming, animation, or video editing, then this will be the best option for you.

Discrete graphics:

This kind of GPU is completely separate from your processor. This GPU has its own dedicated RAM. This kind of GPU is physically visible as a separate unit and it also consumes much greater power and generates more heat. But it is very powerful and people who have graphics-intensive workloads always need a discrete GPU.

Mukul Gupta

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