What is a GPU? As 3-D rendering, video games, and other applications for high-performance video emerge within the marketplace, the GPU continues to gain popularity and application. The CPU is capable of handling video processing, although as video performance needs an increase, many CPUs will offload the video processing to a co-processor, the GPU.
Business application of the GPU If your system will be rendering complex scenes, certainly found within video games, although also found within systems that work with large and complex video like CAD, medical imaging, video production, and others, a GPU can provide great value.
If you’re installing database applications that can take advantage of data parallelism and task parallelism, the implementation of GPU may be a wise investment.