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 Software in this region includes the operating system, the drivers that talk to hardware—like keyboards, mice, and the video card—as well as software that requires high-level permissions, like antivirus suites. Bryan Menegus, Wired, 30 Jan. 2022 Perhaps its outer case would be discarded and its processor and video card removed and off-loaded, along with thousands of others, to a middleman who flips them to repair services or retailers that sell refurbished parts. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 7 Oct. 2021 An examination of the drone’s camera and video card identified Hernandez as the operator, prosecutors said. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 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, 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, 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,, 8 Aug. 2020 As DirectX tools matured, dedicated video cards became more attractive to purchase. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 20 Aug. 2019 The videographer offered to delete the footage on the spot, but the NFL instead took his video card as evidence., 11 Dec. 2019 See More

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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 24 May. 2022.

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