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Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)


Definition: Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) is a standard type of connection for internal video cards. Generally, it refers to the actual expansion slot on the motherboard that accepts AGP video cards and to the types of video cards themselves.

There are three common AGP interfaces: 3.3 V (AGP 1.0 - 1X and 2X), 1.5 V (AGP 2.0 - 4X), and 0.8 V (AGP 3.0 - 8X). Check your motherboard or computer manual before you purchase and install a new AGP card. Installing an AGP video card that is not supported by your motherboard will not work and may damage your PC.

Note: PCIe (PCI Express) has replaced AGP as the standard video card interface. AGP previously replaced the use of PCI interfaces for video.

Also Known As: AGP
"I used to use the onboard video on my motherboard but I recently installed a standalone video card in the AGP port."

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