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graphics engine

[′graf·iks ¦en·jən]
(computer science)
A specialized processor that carries out graphics processing independently of the main central processing unit. Also known as graphics processor.

graphics engine

(1) Hardware that performs graphics processing tasks independently of the computer's CPU. See GPU, graphics accelerator and graphics coprocessor.

(2) Software that accepts commands from an application and builds images and text that are directed to the graphics driver and hardware. Macintosh's QuickDraw and Windows' GDI are examples.
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