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The neural processing unit (NPU) of a device has architecture that simulates a human brain’s neural network. Learn how it pairs with AI and provides you with powerful advantages in this new era. 

  • It processes large amounts of data in parallel, performing trillions of operations per second.

  • It uses less power and is far more efficient at AI tasks than a CPU or GPU.

  • It excels at AI tasks and frees your CPU and GPU up for other tasks. Combining an NPU with machine learning gives you a powerful combo.

  • It provides lightning-fast, high-bandwidth AI in real time—a great advantage for using voice commands, creating images quickly, and more.

  • It helps you work fast and be more creative.

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