Video Card

Video or graphics circuitry, usually fitted to a card but sometimes found on the motherboard itself, is responsible for creating the picture displayed by a monitor.

Graphics Card

The modern PC graphics card consists of four main components:
  • the graphics processor
  • the video memory
  • the random access memory digital-to-analogue converter (RAMDAC)
  • the driver software

Here we can see a common video card layout

Video Card component diagram

Read page 64 of the textbook “Exploring Computer Hardware”.