Flashcards in GPUS - Computer Science Deck (5)
What is a co processor?
- A is an additional processor used to supplement the functions of the primary processor. It is designed to perform a specific task.
What is the purpose of a co-processor?
- To improve the overall performance by executing conncurently with, and reducing the load on, the main processor.
What are co processors designed for?
- Designed to complete a specific task quickly, as oposed to the primary processor which is a general prupose processor to perform a range of general tasks.
List four points about co-processors
- They work in tandem with the CPU to render graphics.
- Have a large number of parallel processors.
- Not well suited to general multitasking duties performed by the CPU.
- Good at performing simpler operations on larger datasets.