video card


video card

noun

computers : a device in a computer system that controls the images that are shown on the computer's screen

Full Definition of VIDEO CARD

:  a circuit board in a computer system designed to generate output for the system's video display screen

First Known Use of VIDEO CARD

1982

video card

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Integrated circuit that generates the video signal sent to a computer display. The card is usually located on the computer motherboard or is a separate circuit board, but is sometimes built into the computer display unit. It contains a digital-to-analog module, as well as memory chips that store display data. All video cards (also known as video adapters, video boards, and video controllers) adhere to a display standard, such as SVGA or XGA.

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