LTnT - Lifestyle, Travel & Technology

GPU's - Graphics Processing Unit

July 01, 2020 Alexander Gmasz, Garry Levin, Nikolai Schmid Season 2 Episode 17
LTnT - Lifestyle, Travel & Technology
GPU's - Graphics Processing Unit
Show Notes

Introduction to "GPU's - Graphics Processing Unit"

In this episode of the Lifestyle, Travel & Technology podcast, the hosts Alexander, Garry & Nikki talk about GPU's, also known as Graphics Processing Units and how they play a vital role in computers across many industries. Considered to be the soul of a computer, it makes video games look as beautiful as they do and with a new hype surrounding ray tracing, the new generation of GPU's are promising to deliver this new technology.

The hosts cover different types of GPU's and also share with the audience what GPU they are using in their computers. They then continue by talking about the difference in GPU's between both computers and consoles for gaming, discuss why the component is such a vital one, how it is being used to mine cryptocurrency's and make the assumption where this technology may lead in the future and what it might provide to consumers.


Podcast Epsiode Summary

  • GPU's - what is it? what does it do? How does one use it?
  • CPU considered to be the brain and the GPU the soul of a computer
  • Variations of GPU's
  • Ray Tracing Technology
  • The new GPU's considered to be the new CPU's
  • Deep learning, AI, IoT
  • Cryptocurrency Mining with GPU's
  • Should you upgrade your PC for Ray Tracing?


Quotables

Alexander - "...CPU is the so called brain of a computer and the GPU is the soul of a computer..."
Garry - "...it's the new titan with the rtx feature the 20000 series has..."
Nikki - "...for a long time NVIDIA have been on the top spot..."


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