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AGP

Friday, September 8th, 2006 by | Filed Under: Computer Terms
 
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AGP

You may or may not have heard of this term, but either way, AGP stands for Accelerated Graphics Port. Now, you’re probably wondering why I’m bringing it to your attention, right? Well, basically the AGP helps the way your computer communicates with your graphics card, in turn, enhancing both the look and the speed of the graphics you work with on your computer.

The AGP feature even goes beyond the creation of the graphical user interface (GUI) in its own way, but both still work to give users the best graphical experience possible. An AGP helps a lot with streaming video and 3D graphics. It allows them to work more efficiently and has helped those aspects to move up in the computing world.

Before the AGP, there was only the PCI (peripheral component interconnect) bus. The PCI was used to deliver the graphics card information to the CPU. Along those lines, the AGP has pushed that method just a little bit further. The AGP provides a more direct connection link between the graphics card and the CPU, which makes everything more clear.

With an AGP, you no longer have to wait extra time for your graphics to come across on your computer. It’s done in a much faster and efficient way now and it just doesn’t get any better than that!

~ Erin

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