accelerated graphics port


General Science

  • noun an interface in a computer between a graphics controller and the motherboard that transfers data very quickly, providing high-performance three-dimensional graphics and video processing capabilities.


  • A graphics port that is geared towards a faster and higher quality display of video and three-dimensional images. It achieves this, in part, by enabling the graphics controller to directly access the main memory, as opposed to having to go through the system's PCI bus. Its abbreviation is AGP.