The 10 Coolest CPUs, GPUs Of 2012 (So Far)

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Nvidia's Tesla K10 GPU in June raised the bar in two graphics processing categories and opened the door to new opportunities in high-performance computing in the areas of video analytics, life and material sciences, and geologic exploration, as well as for ray tracing and video rendering for entertainment and media programming.

According to a company report, Nvidia's Kepler computing architecture has achieved 4.58 teraflops, exceeding the previous record of single-precision performance by a factor of 12. It also achieved 320 GB/s, which is 6.4 times greater memory bandwidth than was previously attained by Sandy Bridge processors. All this was reportedly accomplished with a single accelerator.

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