Different Graphics Cards
Welcome everyone, I hope you are all well. I had an idea for another post on my computers blog today while talking with a coworker, and here it is. Who actually knows what a video card is and what it does? Not many of you I assume. That is why I thought( being the nice, considerate man I am) that I should have a little conversation with you guys about graphics cards so you don’t humiliate yourselves like Trent did today. A graphics card, or video card as some refer to it as is an expansion card for your motherboard that feeds visual inputs into a display like a television or monitor. If you are using a graphics card that was installed that means its dedicated graphics,as opposed to a graphics card that is onboard and is therefore referred to as on board memory. This is not very ideal if you want to do any high graphically demanding activities.
Some motherboards are capable of utilising multiple video cards, making them more ideal for gaming or design programs. Some of the more advanced graphics cards also come with RAM onboard specifically for the video card, giving you what is refereed to as dedicated VRAM( video randomly accessible memory). This is even more helpful for gaming as it lets your PC use all or most of its RAM for non video related operations, such as a physics engine and some good ole explosions. The best graphics cards commercially available right now are by NVGA and NVidia with NVidia being my favourite. I actually have an NVidia GeoForce 660 GTX in my laptop, something that I had to pay a pretty penny to get. The result is a laptop that I can run almost any game I want on, as long as it is plugged in. Which reminds me, I got a new game yesterday that I must play. See y’all next time.
GeoForce GTX 660 Graphics Card