2.5. Graphics Card

Graphics Card

A graphics card analyses the information from the motherboard and transmits the relevant display information to the screen.

This is possible via an HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, or VGA link.

A graphics card is sometimes known as a display card or a video card.

It relieves the main CPU of all video processing responsibilities. This significantly improves a computer’s performance.

Due to the high processing demands of a gaming graphics card, fans are nearly a must.

A graphics card is connected to the motherboard through a PCI Express (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) slot. It is a digital extension bus slot with a high bandwidth capacity in both directions.

The GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is the primary component of a graphics card that requires cooling.

GPUs are slower than CPUs, but they are intended to do the mathematical processes necessary for video rendering.

Depending on the manufacturer’s design, the memory capacity of the card might vary.

Graphics cards utilize GDDR (Graphics Double Data Rate) SDRAM, which is optimized for graphics performance.

GDDR is designed to accommodate a greater bandwidth than standard DDR memory.