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Accelerated Graphics Port

Accelerated Graphics Port

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The Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) is a high-speed point-to-point channel for attaching a video card to a computer system, primarily to assist in the acceleration of 3D computer graphics. It was originally designed as a successor to PCI-type connections for video cards.
Created in the year 1996
A computer with AGP support has one AGP slot next to all other expansion slots or an on-board AGP video. If you needed more than one video card in the computer, you can have one AGP video card and one PCI video card or use a motherboard that supports SLI.
Created by Intel
As computers increasingly became graphically oriented, successive generations of graphics adapters began to push the limits of PCI, a bus with shared bandwidth. This led to the development of Accelerated Graphic Port, a "bus" dedicated to graphics adapters.