Colorful opens GPU museum in Shenzhen

Want to learn more about the history of graphics processing unit? If you happen to be in Shenzhen, China, you can visit the newly-opened GPU History Museum.

Launched by cardmaker Colorful in partnership with NVIDIA, the museum charts the history and showcases the evolution of the GPU from the early 1980s.

GPU market leader NVIDIA launched its first product in 1995 and the GeForce brand and the term graphics processing unit was born in 1999 with the launch of the GeForce 256.

Alongside the collection of cards are graphics adapters developed by the likes of 3Dlabs, 3Dfx, IBM, Intel, S3, and Trident.

A section highlights e-sports development in China and features Colorful’s iGame sub-brand, which was introduced in 2008 to promote and development of e-sports in the country.

And what’s a GPU museum without an area to experience its power in driving today’s games? Visitors can strap in to an advanced racing simulator with multiple 8K displays in an immersive panoramic view along with intuitive vibration feedback for the ultimate racing simulation. An advanced VR cockpit lets them enjoy total virtual immersion with VR games.

The GPU History Museum will be available for visitor registration soon.