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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Using third-generation DualHead[R] display technology, 32 MB high-speed double data rate memory, TV output and resolution of up to 2,048 X 1,536 in 32-bit color, the G550 graphics controller is a 2D accelerator with 3D capabilities.
Visitors can also experience an innovative "Green Stand" converged mobile to web software application and learn about the Blitrix software-based 2D accelerator for embedded User Interfaces utilizing the ARM Neon CPU.
EPSON's controller is designed to meet the low cost and power dissipation requirements of the embedded market and features a 2D accelerator.
The new Fire GL4 is a high performance 3D and 2D accelerator targeted at mid-range to high-end workstation systems incorporating Intel Pentium(R) III/IV or AMD Athlon(TM) class CPU performance.
Incorporating the USB Client and the 2D accelerator makes the S1D13A03 one of the most comprehensive display solutions for the portable device market," said Roy daSilva, executive director, integrated circuit business unit, EPSON Electronics America.
The graphics-orientated STPC Pictor adds a 64-bit 2D accelerator, VGA controller, RAMDAC, video input port, TV output with programmable 3-tap flicker filter, PAL/NTSC TV encoder and ATA33-compliant UIDE.
The Geode GX1 processor functionality includes the Pentium-class processor, display controller with 2D accelerator, system memory, and PCI bus host controller.
Additionally, it is coupled with a patented 2D accelerator which optimizes 2D levels far beyond other graphics board based designs.
The XPERT@Play has set new standards for gaming, multimedia and mainstream graphics acceleration applications, combining a powerful 2D accelerator, industry-leading 3D acceleration, an MPEG card and PC to TV technology.
The company selected the 3DImage 975 for its top of the line 3D and 2D accelerator boards because Jaton believes that Trident's 3DImage 975 chip delivers the best price/performance.
The product features a high-performance 2D accelerator, video overlays, Direct Draw accelerator, business audio, 135 MHz RAMDAC, and support for the most popular video standards.