Why GPUs Matter for Remoting Environments

Do graphics processing units (GPUs) really improve remote end-user experience in virtual desktop environments? The answer is yes, they do in many use cases and for both on-premises and cloud setups. One reason is that the Central Processing Unit (CPU) load on a remoting host can be reduced significantly by offloading graphics calculations used in many modern Windows applications to a GPU. Another reason is that GPUs can do video encoding and decoding much more efficient than any CPU. Simply said, offloading graphics calculations and video codecs to a GPU improves remote end-user experience.

For details on this topic, check out the brand new article Kristin Griffin and I published on the RDS Gurus blog: Why GPUs Matter for Remoting Environments.

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