What Is Nvidia?


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Nvidia is a major computer components manufacturer specializing in graphics processing units. It provides the part of a computer that creates the images and videos users see on the screen.

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Nvidia was founded in 1993 by Jen-Hsun Huang, who is its CEO as of 2014. It invented the first graphics processing unit in 1999 and has been at the forefront of its development from that time through 2014. Nvidia's processors make high-definition computer software and high-powered video games possible. As of 2014, many smartphones utilize Nvidia graphics processing units for their cutting-edge displays, and most movies feature special effects created on Nvidia graphics processing unit software.

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