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Inside Your Computer Part 8 – Graphics Cards

Posted Friday, May 7, 2004

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A graphics card is used to display images on your monitor. Without one you will not be able to see what your computer is doing.

There are three main types, AGP graphics cards (requires an AGP slot in your computer), PCI graphics cards (requires a PCI slot in your computer), and onboard video (this is a video card that is merged with the motherboard.)

The more powerful the graphics card the quicker and smoother images will appear on your monitor.