video card


Definition of video card

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

Examples of video card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An examination of the drone’s camera and video card identified Hernandez as the operator, prosecutors said. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, "Feds charge Hollywood man after drone collides with LAPD helicopter," 19 Nov. 2020 Larian recommends a Windows 10 system with an i7-4770 or better, 16GiB of RAM, and a GTX 1060 or RX580 video card. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "I played 15 hours of Baldur’s Gate 3 early access, and I want them back," 6 Oct. 2020 DirectStorage takes advantage of that by letting ultra-fast NVMe SSDs send data directly to the ultra-fast dedicated VRAM on your video card. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "How Microsoft and Nvidia plan to kill game-loading times on PCs," 3 Sep. 2020 The graphics processing unit is a chip that sits on a video card and handles the graphics rendering for the gaming software. Kyle Schurman,, "The best gaming computer of 2020," 8 Aug. 2020 As DirectX tools matured, dedicated video cards became more attractive to purchase. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Ars Technica’s favorite video games from our first 10 years, 1998-2008," 20 Aug. 2019 The videographer offered to delete the footage on the spot, but the NFL instead took his video card as evidence., "A league source said the Patriots requested and were granted the extra access from the Browns about two weeks prior to the game. But the Patriots acknowledged that they never informed the Bengals of the project.," 11 Dec. 2019 After all, a mid-life memory, video card, and perhaps even storage upgrade can extend the useful life of most systems. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Mac mini review—a testament to Apple’s stubbornness," 23 Nov. 2018 Nvidia's new 20-series video cards, due to ship next week, will introduce a new overclocking system: Scanner. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Nvidia makes GPU overclocking a lot smarter with “Scanner”," 14 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of video card

1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Video card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of video card

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

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