Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

acceleratorHardware device or software program designed to improve the overall performance of the computer. A good example is a 3D graphics accelerator, which has its own processor (GPU) and RAM, allowing it to perform tasks that would otherwise burden the other components of the computer. Another good example is a download accelerator, which can be installed to help improve download speeds.

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