What is a graphics card?

by on June 8, 2010

Q: What is a graphics card?

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    Also called a video card, a graphics card is the part of the computer used to draw and send images to the screen. This is a very important part of the computer for running graphically intense software like games.

    On some computers this is a separate card that plugs into the motherboard, allowing it to be easily replaced and upgraded. For other computers the graphics card is built into the computer’s motherboard. Laptop computers can normally not have their video cards upgraded, however most desktop computers can, even if there is one built into the computer already.

    See Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_card