graphics coprocessor

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a high-speed display adapter that is dedicated to graphics operations such as line drawing and plotting.

Electronics

  • A coprocessor utilized to accelerate the displaying of graphics, significantly speeding up the updating of the images on a screen, and freeing the CPU to take care of other tasks. A graphics coprocessor may be incorporated into a graphics accelerator, or may be part of a separate subsystem. Also called graphics processor (1).
  • synonymgraphics processor
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