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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Priem worked at Sun Microsystems where he architected the GX graphics products, including the world's first single chip GUI accelerator.
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.
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 chip 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.
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.
With industry-leading performance in mainstream PC graphics, the Laguna3D chip is a 64-bit GUI accelerator that delivers arcade-action 3D and is optimized to support the Microsoft(R) Direct3D(TM) API.
In addition to architecting and managing the development of S3's venerable 2D GUI accelerator chips, he established the company's analog design and COT design capabilities, created an operations and a QA infrastructure for very high-volume production, and started S3's audio and communication business unit.
The CyberPro2000 also offers a 64-bit integrated GUI accelerator, a 200 MHZ RAMDAC, a dual programmable clock, 128-bit EDO DRAM interface, and three independently scalable hardware windows for video conferencing.
The statements made herein regarding NEC's and Matsushita's selection and shipping of products using Trident's ProVidia9682 GUI accelerator are forward-looking statements.