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Video Cards!!

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Ph0BoLuS, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. Ph0BoLuS

    Ph0BoLuS Regular member

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    can someone tell me what video cards do and what the different video cards do.. i was at a store and i was looking at some and they had like 256mb cards and stuff like that..whats all that for? video cards waste memory or somthing?
     
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    video cards puts the pictures on your screen. the more memory on a card the better the games will play but will still have other factors involved like system speed & whatever. you have 4 types of video cards slots: isa-old computers like 386, pci-486 to p4s, agp-p1 to p4s & pci/e- new p4's
     
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    Ph0BoLuS

    If you were going to draw a picture with one artist or the same picture with 1000 artists, which way would allow you to fill up a room of pictures faster? When a graphics card redraws over and over again, the better or faster the chip on that graphics card combined with the latest technology allows gamers to do shadows, 3-D effects, and much more at tremendous speeds allowing for the most realistic views possible. Not a great analogy but I hope you get the point.
     
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    Thanks i kinda do now
     
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