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accelerator

 [ak-sel´er-a″ter] (L.)
an agent or apparatus that increases the rate at which something occurs or progresses.
serum prothrombin conversion accelerator (SPCA) factor VII, one of the coagulation factors.

ac·cel·er·a·tor

(ak-sel'er-ā-ter), Avoid the mispronunciation uh-sel'er-ā-ter.
1. Anything that increases rapidity of action or function.
2. In physiology, a nerve, muscle, or substance that quickens movement or response.
3. A catalytic agent used to hasten a chemical reaction. Synonym(s): accelerant
4. In nuclear physics, a device that accelerates charged particles (for example, protons) to high speed to produce nuclear reactions in a target, for the study of subatomic structure, for the production of radionuclides, or for radiation therapy.
[L. accelerans, pres. p. of ac-celero, to hasten, fr. celer, swift]

ac·cel·er·a·tor

(ak-sel'ĕr-ā-tŏr)
1. Anything that increases rapidity of action or function.
2. physiology A nerve, muscle, or substance that quickens movement or response.
3. A catalytic agent used to hasten a chemical reaction.
Synonym(s): accelerant.
4. nuclear physics A device that accelerates charged particles (e.g., protons) to high speed to produce nuclear reactions in a target, often for the production of radionuclides or for radiation therapy.
[L. accelerans, pres. p. of ac-celero, to hasten, fr. celer, swift]

ac·cel·er·a·tor

(ak-sel'ĕr-ā-tŏr) Avoid the mispronunciation uh-sel'er-ā-ter.
1. Anything that increases rapidity of action or function.
2. That which activates developing agents in x-ray film processing chemicals or increases alkalinity, or softens the emulsion in film.
[L. accelerans, pres. p. of ac-celero, to hasten, fr. celer, swift]

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With ATI FirePro V8750 3D workstation graphics accelerator, applications that take advantage of the shader units and memory bandwidth perform significantly better than with competing solutions.
3Dlabs' Wildcat Realizm 100 and 200 graphics accelerators have been certified by Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) in the Computer-aided Design (CAD) and Digital Content & Creation (DCC) markets.
3Dlabs, a leading innovator in professional visual processing, supplies a broad range of graphics accelerators to Computer Aided Design (CAD), Digital Content Creation (DCC), and visual simulation professionals.
These users need a 3D graphics accelerator that can quickly handle large models and shader-intensive applications, while delivering accurate color reproduction and high visual quality.
The Wildcat Realizm 500 provides twice the onboard memory (256 MB) of any competing mid-range graphics accelerator. Also touting superior graphics performance, the Wildcat Realizm 500 beats competing mid-range products on five SPEC Viewperf 8.1.0 viewsets, including the 3ds max-03 viewset, with a score of over 48 frames per second, which is 29 percent higher than the closest competing PCI Express-based product.
3Dlabs, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd., supplies graphics accelerator solutions to a broad range of professionals including the Computer Aided Design (CAD), Digital Content Creation (DCC), and visual simulation markets.
(Nasdaq:SUNW) have announced that the Sun XVR-500 professional graphics accelerator, based on 3Dlabs Wildcat II technology, is now available in Sun Blade 1000, Sun Blade 2000 workstations and Sun Fire V880 servers.
With its patented graphics accelerator chips, boards and software, 3dfx provides the technology to create high-impact visual experiences.
The graphics accelerator used in the Dolphin was designed by California start-up ArtX Inc.
* NeoMagic's 256-bit graphics accelerator with AGP;
You'll also need a well specced computer (at least a PII 400MHz) and a graphics accelerator card to get the best out of it.
(Nasdaq:DIMD), an interactive multimedia acceleration and PC entertainment, has announced that the company's Viper V550 best-of-class graphics accelerator, based on NVIDIA's RIVA TNT controller, has secured PC Computing magazine's Five Star rating "Best Award" for the top AGP graphics accelerator.