The person that comes up with a sorting algorithm is not on some different scale than the person that makes a game or controls a machine. BTW, I'm not quite sure how to interpret the bird in your sentence.
And nope, I wouldn’t know where to start to do anything in 3D graphics. But I can throw together a microservice API
I used that exact card to do real time rendering of simulated toolpaths for a 3D mill. That was mind-blowing at the time, to have an array of voxels large enough that you could do something meaningful with it and to be able to display the results as it was running.
Many people I have listened to started with basic and programming at an early age.