Mythbusters at NVISION: CPU vs GPU

Posted on Friday, Aug 29 2008 @ 01:36 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Jamie and Adam from Discovery Channel's Mythbusters show were at NVIDIA's NVISION event to show the difference between a CPU and GPU. The first robot they show paints a picture like a CPU might do it; this machine shoots one paintball at a time until it has drawn a smiling face. The second machine shows off the power of parallel computing, this machines resembles a GPU and shoots hundreds of paintballs at the same time to create a picture of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa.

There's was no webcast of the event but fortunately someone filmed it and uploaded it to YouTube:

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