With the introduction of our latest generation of APUs, the hardware ecosystem is now in place to support what we’ve been claiming all along: there’s more to compute performance than the CPU. For years, the focus has been on the CPU. Meanwhile, software workloads have skyrocketed to demand more performance on compute-intensive tasks that can overload even the fastest CPU burning at full power. Software developers are now taking advantage of a powerful processing component that has been sitting on the sidelines, woefully underused – your graphics processor. That's right: the GPU.