Enhancing Your Video Cards
The graphic card is part of your computer that can let you control and customize how the graphics are to be displayed on your computer screen. This component often comes separately and plugs into a slot in the motherboard. There are times though, that the said computer component is already a built in part of the motherboard. The images projected in your screen are made out of pixels that your computer needs to translate with the use of the video card.
A video card is a type of expansion card that produces output images that project on a display of your choice such as a computer monitor. When you choose a graphic card, always go for one that you know can do the job properly. Most people would prefer more powerful video card to be able to accommodate programs like Adobe, as well as games. The more powerful it is, the better the look of the output is.
Graphic Card: Information Storage
The graphic card is just as important as the rest of your computer components. It may be complex but the work that it does is quite easy to wrap one’s head around. It accomplishes the tasks that it is expected to do with the help of four other components in your CPU such as the motherboard for its data and power, a processor that basically decides what to do with every pixel, a memory to store every information and completed image, and last but not the least, a monitor (or two) so you can see the final output.
- Uses: To display images on your screen
- Advantage: This type of graphic card can be upgraded, in order to enhance other features. Great for Web-based or Casual games
- Uses: To upgrade the old graphic card that you have
- Advantage: It creates a connection from the PCs’ motherboard to the computer
- Uses: AGP cards can have 4 speeds, the fastest being 8x
- Advantages: they are more widely compatible than the most cutting-edge cards
- Uses: Graphics cards can be accelerated to 16x
- Advantages: Most advance type of graphic card that you can connect to the motherboard