The Impromptu

What’s Inside A Graphics Processing Unit?

A quick follow-up on the demise of Twitter’s API, but the main topic is that of the Graphics Processing Unit. They’re inside every computer you own. Do you really know what’s inside a GPU, what makes it tick, and why it all matters? Nvidia announced its new flagship line of RTX GPUs, which among many things supports ray tracing. What exactly is ray tracing and why does it matter for the future of video games?