What is a Graphics Card?

I remember not too long ago I was playing Super Mario on my brand-new Nintendo Family Computer. The graphics were grainy and blurred on the screen that moved. Controlled by the game controller up, down, forward, and back and two other buttons one for jump and one for power.

We indeed came a long way when it comes to technology. In not so distant time, we have the 64bit characters in our screen, but now we have virtual reality and CGI technology. Today’s game are complex and involves strategy and tactics to win.

We live in the days of high definition and realism that consumers buy something that will offer them the most out of world experience through animated computer graphics. But with so many types of graphics card, how do we supposed to know which works best?

First thing is you need to know what are you going to use your computer for? Games today as well as professional software will require a high-end processor and a decent graphics card to go with it. You need also a lot of memory space to store and run the game or software.

Graphics cards are measured by its game FPS (Frame Per Second) according to official website. Games today run about 60 FPS, s you need a computer especially your GPU that can cope with that.

Additionally, graphic cards are used for graphic works like creating and editing images through a software. These are done with 3D technology and again it uses the power of your card. You should make sure that your card is fast enough to the deal with these images so that it will not slow down your computer. You can check recent post about graphics card here on this great site.

Speed is very important on computers. Most computers today run on multi core processors which allows multitasking without losing any speed or lag. So even if you have high-end graphics card but you have a processor that is a bit slow it will make a huge difference in speed. So, it is highly recommended to upgrade or buy a new computer instead of buying a new graphic card on an old computer.