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NVIDIA Computer Graphics and Video Cards

NVIDIA are a well-known manufacturer of graphics and video cards. If you are looking for an upgrade to your computer 's graphical capabilities, then there are many NVIDIA computer graphics and video cards available to suit your requirements.

Enhancing images and video

Graphics cards extend your computer's ability to play video, show images and run computer games. The better the graphics card, the smoother the image displayed on your monitor. Most computers and laptops have a graphics card built-in to their motherboard. However these are not often as good as a dedicated graphics card, which are better for gaming and video editing.

The modern graphics card features a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), cooling fans for the GPU, RAM memory, PCI-e slot compatibility and various monitor outputs. There are many NVIDIA graphics cards on the market of different grades and ages, so it is important to have an idea of what your computer can handle.

Check your system before you buy

If you want to buy a new graphics card for your computer, then you will have to make a note of your system's capabilities and compare them to the requirements of the graphics card you are looking to buy. If the graphics card's specifications are too high, then you may have to either consider upgrading your PC components or purchasing a lower grade graphics card.

Check that your processor is compatible with the card and that you have enough system RAM. Again, check the card's system requirements and refer to your computer's documentation to see if they match.

Most graphics cards connect to the computer motherboard via PCI-e slots, so check that your computer has these. Find the measurements of the graphics card to see if it will fit in the case of your machine. Some cards are also produced in slimline versions for smaller cases.

You should also ensure that your monitor has a port that will match those on the card. Common ports include VGA, DVI and HDMI. If you do not know what ports your monitor has, refer to its instruction manual.

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