In which of these locations would you be most likely to find an integrated GPU?
A) PCI express slot
B) Main CPU
C) Built into the CPU cache
D) Connected to the Southbridge
E) Part of the hypervisor
F) There really isn’t enough space for it on my desk
The answer: B) Main CPU
As CPU technologies have improved, more functionality has moved off the motherboard and directly into the CPU itself. It’s now common to find both the memory controller (formerly the Northbridge) and the graphics processing unit integrated onto the CPU die.
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