Graphics-card meaning

(computing) A circuit board that controls and calculates the visuals on a computer monitor.
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A card that processes and converts video signals for display on a monitor.
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The plug-in card in a desktop computer that creates the electronic signals required by the monitor. For PC gamers, this is always called a "graphics card," "video card" or "graphics processing unit" (GPU), the latter having become the norm as more and more graphics rendering circuits are built onto the card. See GPU.However, because of Microsoft's influence, a graphics card is also called a "display adapter," and it is the term used in the Windows control panels. The terms "graphics card," "video card" and "display adapter" are synonymous in purpose.A Gamer's Primary ComponentIn the PC gaming world, the graphics card is the most important peripheral component, and it can cost more than the computer. The more computational cores, the faster games can be rendered in a realistic manner. For more details, see display adapter.
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