Introduced by Intel  in 1997,

AGP or Advanced Graphic Port is a 32-bit bus designed for the high demands of 3-D graphics.

AGP has a direct line to the computers memory which allows 3-D elements to be stored in the system memory instead of the video memory.


For AGP to work in a computer must have the AGP slot which comes with most Pentium II and Pentium III machines.

The computer also needs to be running Windows 95 OSR2.1, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows ME or higher.