Optimize your graphics by selecting a super-powerful graphics card loaded with the latest technology and equipped with a super-fast processor that handles high frame rates and complex lighting and graphics challenges without a sweat. In addition, video and display adapters offer additional functionality by allowing you to connect your computer to a large-screen TV or monitor via a simple USB connection.
The architecture of a graphics card helps determine its performance when confronted with high-complexity graphics that involve demanding light, contrast and density dimensions. If you're a gamer or frequently use complex video rendering or encoding software, you may want to consider the card architecture most frequently recommended or demanded by your games or programs.
Many sound cards feature proprietary video and image technology that offers enhanced visual performance, especially for games and applications that involve complex perspective changes, ultra-high 1080p video resolution and fast movement. Keep an eye out for unique technologies like adaptive vertical sync and nVidia®'s Voxel Global Illumination technology for advanced, lifelike graphics. Browse a variety of video and sound cards to complete your hardware setup.
A video card's processor is (literally) at the core of your computer's video performance, and you need a strong processor that can handle all the complex graphics, lighting demands and high frame rates that are thrown your way. Look for fast processor speeds ranging from 0.500GHz to as much as 2.0GHz to ensure fluid graphics performance.
From complex shadows to ultra-fast movements and fine detail rendering, your graphics card handles a lot. A graphics card's memory, often signified as RAM or SDRAM, signals its ability to easily multitask and handle demanding applications without compromising video performance. Look for RAM quantities of 2GB or 4GB to help ensure flawless performance.
During complex video sequences, your graphics card may be at risk of overheating. That's why it may be important to find a graphics card with advanced cooling technology, including micro fan coolers and advanced materials that help keep your hardware running smoothly. Look for features like low-power motors to help keep sound levels to a minimum.
Before selecting a graphics card, determine whether it's compatible with your computer hardware. Some graphics cards require dual card slots instead of one,