Texture mapping units (also known as graphical pipelines) is a component in a video card. In Computing, a pipeline is a set of data processing elements connected in series so that the output of one element is the input of the next one A TMU rotates and resizes a bitmap to be placed onto an arbitrary plane of a given 3D object as a "texture". 
- ^ Dev Hardware - The Graphics Pipeline. Texture mapping is a method for adding detail surface texture or colour to a computer-generated graphic or 3D model. In 3D computer graphics, the terms graphics pipeline or rendering pipeline most commonly refer to the current state of the art method of Rasterization Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Events 330 - Byzantium is renamed ''Nova Roma'' during a dedication ceremony but is more popularly referred to as Constantinople Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
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