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Engineers Boost Computer Processor Performance By Over 20 Percent
February 7, 2012
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that allows graphics processing units (GPUs) and central processing units (CPUs) on a single chip to collaborate--boosting processor performance by an average of more than 20 percent.
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