graphics card
  • A computer card that enables it to display images. When a computer generates images, this card converts them into the electronic signals that serve as the input to the display device, such as the monitor. The graphics card determines factors such as the maximum resolution and number of colors that can be displayed. An appropriate monitor must be utilized to best benefit from the capabilities of such a card. Graphics cards usually incorporate their own memory, thus not occupying the RAM of the computer for preparing images. Also known by various other names, including graphics adapter, graphics board, graphics controller, display adapter, display card, video adapter, video card, and video display card.
  • synonym graphics adapter
  • synonym graphics board
  • synonym graphics controller
  • synonym graphics display adapter

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