Just now watching a fascinating interview of Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO Nvidia, by Charlie Rose from earlier this week.
Huang is talking about how the Graphics Processing Unit is overtaking the Central Processing Unit in terms of importance to computers today and in the future.
It’s always been interesting to me watching the increasing importance of the GPUs over time – which didn’t even exist in the original PC. Today, much of the performance of a device like my MacBook Pro comes from the Nvidia GPU that offloads the graphics processing from the CPU.
Seems to me that one of the big advantages that Apple has had over time is the tight hardware and software integration with the GPUs as they’ve evolved in parallel with CPUs.