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Unit 20 brief 1 task 2_worksheet

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Unit 20 brief 1 task 2_worksheet

  1. 1. Salford City College Eccles Sixth Form Centre BTEC Extended Diploma in GAMES DESIGN Unit 20: Computer Game Platforms and Technologies Brief 1_Task 2 Name:Jake Thompson Researched Definition (include URL link) Explanation in your own words Imagery Why is this important to hardware technologi es for game platforms? Human Computer Interface Definition: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is a discipline concerned with the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and with the study of major phenomena surrounding them. https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome- instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF- 8#q=Human+Computer+Interface Thisis whatthe humanwill see as the computerloads to the main. Thisis important because you needtobe able to see whatyou’re playing. Central Processing Unit (CPU) CPU (pronounced as separate letters) is the abbreviation for central processing unit. Sometimes referred to simply as the central processor, but more commonly called processor, the CPU is the brains of the computer where most calculations take place. In terms of computing power, the CPU is the most important element of a computer system. Thisis the processor for the computer whichhelpswiththe power. Thisis important more to gamers because the betterthisis the smootherit runs.
  2. 2. Salford City College Eccles Sixth Form Centre BTEC Extended Diploma in GAMES DESIGN Unit 20: Computer Game Platforms and Technologies Brief 1_Task 2 http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/C/CPU.html Graphic Processors GPU-accelerated computing is the use of a graphics processing unit (GPU) together with a CPU to accelerate scientific, analytics, engineering, consumer, and enterprise applications. Pioneered in 2007 by NVIDIA, GPU accelerators now power energy- efficient datacenters in government labs, universities, enterprises, and small-and- medium businesses around the world. GPUs are accelerating applications in platforms ranging from cars, to mobile phones and tablets, to drones and robots. http://www.nvidia.com/object/what-is-gpu- computing.html Thishelpshowgood the graphicsare on the computer. So youcan see stuff onyour screena lot clearer. Memory (RAM) RAM (pronounced ramm) is an acronym for random access memory, a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly; that is, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computers and other devices, such as printers. http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/R/RAM.html Ram isa type of computermemory that can be randomly accessed.Shortfor randomaccess memory. Thisis the area that stores more important content.
  3. 3. Salford City College Eccles Sixth Form Centre BTEC Extended Diploma in GAMES DESIGN Unit 20: Computer Game Platforms and Technologies Brief 1_Task 2 Display A display is a computer output surface and projecting mechanism that shows text and often graphic images to the computer user, using a cathode ray tube ( CRT ), liquid crystal display ( LCD ), light-emitting diode, gas plasma, or other image projection technology. The display is usually considered to include the screen or projection surface and the device that produces the information on the screen. http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/display You needa display because if youdon’t youwon’tbe able to see anythingandyou can get different qualities. If you don’t have this nothingwill come on your screen. Sound An expansion board that enables a computer to manipulate and output sounds. Sound cards are necessary for nearly all CD-ROMs and have become commonplace on modern personal computers. Sound cards enable the computer to output sound through speakers connected to the board, to record sound input from a microphone connected to the computer, and manipulate sound stored on a disk. http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/sound_card.html Soundisusedso you can hear whatis goingon. Soundis importantso youcan hear stuff.
  4. 4. Salford City College Eccles Sixth Form Centre BTEC Extended Diploma in GAMES DESIGN Unit 20: Computer Game Platforms and Technologies Brief 1_Task 2 Game Storage Medium In computers, a storage medium is any technology (including devices and materials) used to place, keep, and retrieve data. A medium is an element used in communicating a message; on a storage medium, the "messages" - in the form of data - are suspended for use when needed. The plural form of this term is storage media. Although the term storage includes both primary storage (memory), a storage medium usually means a place to hold secondary storage such as that on a hard disk or tape. http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/interface-device- IDF Thisis usedfor secondarystorage, usuallyona hard diskor tape. Thisis important because if you overuse your storage this can be used.
  5. 5. Salford City College Eccles Sixth Form Centre BTEC Extended Diploma in GAMES DESIGN Unit 20: Computer Game Platforms and Technologies Brief 1_Task 2 Interface Devices An interface device (IDF) is a hardware component or system of components that allows a human being to interact with a computer, a telephone system, or other electronic information system. http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/interface-device- IDF Thisis whatyou woulduse tocontrol whathappensonthe screenlike the mouse and keyboard. Thishelpsyou connectwith the computer by controlling it howyou wantto. Connectivi ty A computer buzzword that refers to a program or device's ability to link with other programs and devices. For example, a program that can import data from a wide variety of other programs and can export data in many different formats is said to have good connectivity. On the other hand, computers that have difficulty linking into a network (many laptop computers, for example) have poor connectivity. http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/C/connectivity.html Connectivityisused so that different networkscancome together. A good connectionis important because online gamesneedit for smooth gameplay.
  6. 6. Salford City College Eccles Sixth Form Centre BTEC Extended Diploma in GAMES DESIGN Unit 20: Computer Game Platforms and Technologies Brief 1_Task 2 Power Supply A power supply is a hardware component that supplies power to an electrical device. It receives power from an electrical outlet and converts the current from AC (alternating current) to DC (direct current), which is what the computer requires. It also regulates the voltage to an adequate amount, which allows the computer to run smoothly without overheating. The power supplies an integral part of any computer and must function correctly for the rest of the components to work. http://techterms.com/definition/powersupply The powersupply givesthe computer powersoit isable to turn on. Withoutthis youwill notbe able to turn the computer on.

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