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Chapter 46. Upgrading Your Video Card an... > What's Currently Available in Video ...

What's Currently Available in Video Cards

It's extremely difficult to purchase a bad video card. Video cards have been one of the fastest developing technologies in the computer industry in recent years, and surprisingly, this advancement has been driven largely by the computer gaming industry.

Video cards are also referred to as video adapters, graphic adapters, and graphic cards. These terms all refer to the same device—the interface card installed in your computer that controls and produces video on your monitor. Although the term mostly applies to separate interface cards installed in your PC, the term video card can also refer to video display circuitry built in to the motherboard.



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