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fragment processor

In computer graphics, the stage that converts pixel fragments into final pixels for the frame buffers. Programmable fragment processors are the last programmable stage in the graphics pipeline. Also known as "pixel shaders." See graphics pipeline and vertex shader.
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Each fragment processor fetches and adds values from input textures and stores the result of the addition in the target texture C.
To make the scenes realistic, texture mapping is performed by fragment processors, which color or shade the fragments using textures specified by a bitmap pattern.
Both the vertex and fragment processors are capable of processing four-dimensional vectors very efficiently.