graphics processor



  • A processor utilized to accelerate the displaying of graphics, significantly speeding up the updating of the images on a screen, and freeing the main CPU to take care of other tasks. A graphics processor may be incorporated into a graphics accelerator, or may be separate. Used, for instance, in 3-D applications. Also called graphics processor unit.
  • synonymgraphics coprocessor


  • noun a secondary processor used to speed up the display of graphics. It calculates the position of pixels that form a line or shape and display graphic lines or shapes.