video card



  • A computer card that enables it to display images. When a computer generates images, this card converts them into the electronic signals that serve as the input to the display device, such as the monitor. The graphics card determines factors such as the maximum resolution and number of colors that can be displayed. An appropriate monitor must be utilized to best benefit from the capabilities of such a card. Graphics cards usually incorporate their own memory, thus not occupying the RAM of the computer for preparing images. Also known by various other names, including video adapter, video board, video controller, video graphics board, graphics card, graphics board, graphics adapter, display adapter, display card, and display board.
  • synonymvideo adapter
  • synonymvideo board
  • synonymvideo controller
  • synonymvideo display adapter
  • synonymvideo display board
  • synonymvideo graphics board


  • noun an add-in board which converts data into electrical signals to drive a monitor and display text and graphics.