graphics accelerator

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graphics accelerator

(graphics, hardware)
Hardware (often an extra circuit board) to perform tasks such as plotting lines and surfaces in two or three dimensions, filling, shading and hidden line removal.

graphics accelerator

An early graphics card (display adapter) that performed a specialized set of functions in hardware to render an image on screen. Today, all graphics cards have basic rendering functions built in, and many contain graphics processing units (GPUs) that are programmable, special-purpose processors. They move an image through a pipeline that performs a different graphics function simultaneously at each stage. For more details, see graphics pipeline and GPU.
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The multimedia accelerator used by IGS Technologies is the CyberPro2010, the only 2DTV multimedia accelerator that integrates a CPU bridge (FlexiBus), 64bit GUI Accelerator and an NTSC/PAL digital TV encoder (TVDirect) in a single chip.
Priem worked at Sun Microsystems where he architected the GX graphics products, including the world's first single chip GUI accelerator.
A highly integrated solution, the WARP 5 is a full-featured 3D graphics accelerator th at delivers photorealistic quality through real-time frame rates while combining a high-performance 2D GUI accelerator, video, dual-clock generator and RAMDAC functions on a single chip.
graphics engine, GUI accelerator, digital video accelerator and VGA engine for the PC add-in graphics cards market -- is in test stepping,
The CyberPro2000 also offers a 64-bit integrated GUI accelerator, a
The chip is highly integrated, combining a high-performance 2D GUI accelerator, video, dual-clock generator and RAMDAC functions on a single chip.
Rendition's first product, the Verite -- a single chip 3D graphics processor, 2D GUI accelerator, digital video accelerator and VGA engine for the PC graphics market -- is currently available in test stepping, with production versions scheduled for availability in early 1996.
The WARP 5 is highly integrated, combining a high-performance 2D GUI accelerator, video, dual-clock generator and RAMDAC functions on a single chip.
The accelerator combines a 64bit GUI Accelerator, 200MHz RAMDAC and dual clock.
The KeyVision 128 combines a state-of-the-art 128-bit GUI accelerator, video image processor, integrated 135MHz LUC-DAC, and dual frequency clock generator.
In addition to architecting and managing the development of S3's venerable 2D GUI accelerator families, he also created an operations and quality infrastructure for very high volume production.
Housed in a compact and ergonomically designed small-footprint enclosure that sits conveniently under the monitor, the 8000PT is powered by a 486DX2/DX4 microprocessor, with up to 64MB RAM (8MB RAM standard) and a GUI accelerator video controller.