How to boost computer processor performance

A new engineering technique allows graphics processing units (GPUs) and central processing units (CPUs), placed on a single computer chip, to collaborate. This collaboration can boost processor performance by more than 20%.

The new technique allows GPU cores to execute computational functions, while CPU cores fetch the data the GPUs will need from the computer’s main memory.

This approach has not been possible in the past, because CPUs and GPUs were located on separate chips.

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