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What is an AGP port?
The AGP port is the Accelerated Graphics Port. It is based on the PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) bus, but is much faster.

AGP provides a more direct path for data, which means it can run at up to 266 MBps at 1x speed, as opposed to PCI's 133 MBps. The fastest AGP can run up to 1.07 GBps. This is a real boost in performance when it comes to 3D graphics, such as those in games.

Most newer graphics cards use AGP. In fact, the fastest cards aren't even available in a PCI format. However, the newest cards use a newer slot knows as PCI Express, which is faster than both AGP and standard PCI.

AGP is compatable with Windows 95 and above as well as newer Macintosh OS versions.

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