Monitors show the display but it’s the graphics card that creates the image you see on the monitor. Graphics cards come with different features and capabilities that a good tech understands very well.
- You can have the prettiest highest resolution monitor … in the world but without the right graphics card to push it, … you're not going to get anything on your screen. … What I want to talk about this episode … is just what is a graphics card and what we should expect. … Now, I've got an older graphics card … right here in front of me and you know what, … there's a big old heatsink on here. … Don't try this at home, kids. … Ah! … I just ripped a heatsink off, it's okay. … He's a trained professional. … So what I want you to look at here first of all … is this fellow right here. … This is the GPU or the graphics processing unit. … Back in the old days, … in order to make something appear on a screen, … you had to use some kind of RAM that kept track of … what is in every single pixel electronically … and then you would push that out to the monitor itself. … And now that works and it's known as frame buffering. … However in today's world, we have these … very smart processors on our video cards. …
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