Saturday, July 19, 2014

What is a graphics card? How does a graphics card work?

Graphics card

The graphics components are the part of your computer that control and enhance how graphics (pictures, videos, programs, animation, 3D) are displayed on your computer screen.

Often, the graphics components are on a separate card that plugs into a slot on the motherboard, which is the main part of the computer. That's why the graphics components are commonly called the graphics card. Sometimes the graphics card components are build directly into the motherboard.

Other common names for graphics components
Other common names for the graphics components are: video card, video adapter, display adapter, and graphic accelerator.

Graphics driver

The graphics driver is a program that controls how your graphic components work with the rest of your computer. 



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