An Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) is a microprocessor that combines the Central Processing Unit (CPU) with the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) on a single computer chip. It allows making the computer a bit faster than if the processors were set far apart from each other because in this case, it would take more time for them to communicate.

You can compare an APU to a pencil with an eraser at the other end. There’s no need to drop the pencil and grab an eraser, erase the mistake and then exchange the eraser back. Instead, you can easily and quickly make corrections to your work. APU works like that for today’s powerful gaming computers.

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