About

Welcome to GPUnerd! If you’ve landed here on our site, you can expect to find the best resources, latest news, and the best reviews and guides on external graphics cards (eGPUs), regular graphics cards (GPUs), and computer hardware and components.

Oh, and also, we’re more than a little bit passionate about gaming. 😉

GPUnerd was started by a group of friends who love gaming, computers, and all things tech. In trying to take our own game to the next level, we had a hard time finding good resources and information on the web. Knowing it was needed, we decided to just take the leap and create that resource ourselves.

Just in case you’re wondering exactly what a GPU is, you may have heard them referred to as graphics cards or video cards. Every computer uses a GPU to render videos and images, including 3D and 2D animations. Your GPU performs fast math calculations and then frees up the CPU so that it can do other things.

You probably know that a CPU uses just a few cords that are focused on only sequential serial processing, but a GPU actually has thousands of cores that are smaller and made specifically for multi-tasking.

An 3GPU is also known as a discrete GPU, meaning that it lives on its own card and has its own video memory, also known as VRAM. this way, the PC doesn’t need to use its own RAM for video and graphics. That’s why it’s always best to opt for an eGPU.

Are you looking for ways to speed up your computer? Maybe you’re trying to find the best external graphics card. Or perhaps you’d like to figure out how all of the gaming superheroes actually make money at gaming.

We even cover topics like how to choose the best drawing tablets and how to build your own gaming PC.

Are you a good writer who’s passionate about tech and gaming? We’d love to hear from you. We’re always looking for great writers.

Also, you can contact us just to give us a high five and tell us we’re doing a great job. Suggestions for future content are most welcome as well.

Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here at GPUnerd.

Keep your settings high and your cards cool!

The GPUnerd team

Rodney Barajas

​Rodney Barajas
Editor in Chief

I’m Rodney Barajas, the Editor in Chief for GPUnerd. I’m that weird (in a good way) combination of a gamer who loves writing and editing. I manager all of the content for GPUnerd and keep our awesome nerdy writers and editors on track. I’m very fortunate to manage a team of excellent individuals.

My prior work experience involved developing game documents that support game production, as well as gaming manuals. Those little books that come with your game that tell you how it all works? Yep, I wrote lots of those bad boys. Technical writing prepared me well for my work at GPUnerd as a writer and editor in chief.

In my spare time, I enjoy gaming (of course) and spending time with my wife and two daughters.

My game: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Email: [email protected]
David Swearingen

​David Swearingen
Gaming Specialist

I’m David Swearingen, the Gaming Specialist for GPUnerd.

I worked as a gaming developer for a few years before going into gaming engineering. To get there, I did a lot of entry-level jobs to learn to handle more complex systems and projects.

A lot of my career has been spent creating game systems and mechanics. Also, I worked on core development teams to ensure the games we were working on were compatible with various distribution channels. With a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, I was well prepared for doing what I love.

The best part of my job here at GPUnerd is that I get paid to stay current with programming tools and languages.

My game: CyberPunk 2077

Email: [email protected]
Derick Morrison

​Derick Morrison
Social Media Manager

My name is Derick Morrison and I manage social media for GPUnerd.

Having a passion for gaming along with lots of social media experience prepared me for my dream job: spending my days combing gaming social media forums and Facebook accounts.

After earning my business communications degree, I began working in the business world. I’ll tell you the truth. That tie around my neck felt like it was choking me, and by choking me, I mean choking my creativity. When I was offered the job of social media manager for GPUnerd, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven.

When I’m not at work or gaming, I spend my time cycling, reading about cycling, and watching the Tour de France.

My game: Dragon Age: Inquisition

Email: [email protected]