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Common device terms
Common device terms

All about graphics processing units (GPUs)

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The graphics processing unit (GPU) in your device helps handle graphics-related work like graphics, effects, and videos. Learn about the different types of GPUs and find the one that meets your needs.

  • Integrated GPUs are built into your PC's motherboard, allowing laptops to be thin, lightweight, and power-efficient.

  • Integrated GPUs are great for some gaming, light video editing, or working with photos.

  • Discrete GPUs are a separate part that gets plugged into your PC.

  • Discrete GPUs are larger than integrated GPUs and use more power, but they're best for heavy processing tasks like intense photo and video editing, design work, and gaming.

  • For info about specific app or game requirements, check the developer's website.

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