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Old February 23, 2009, 09:06 PM
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I didn't realise that Nvidia invented the GPU. Maybe it's the semantics I'm missing... were the old Voodo era cards based on standard silicon that was programmed to do graphics?

Yeah they basically were just a separate processor designed to do graphics, or 2d processors (which were not considered GPU's but VPU's). Today's modern form of graphics cards with multi shader cores etc was invented by Nvidia.

Graphics processing unit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

btw: the actual definition of GPU is: G"a single-chip processor with integrated transform, lighting, triangle setup/clipping, and rendering engines that is capable of processing a minimum of 10 million polygons per second"
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