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How Much Do You Know About Graphics Cards?

written by: M.S. Smith•edited by: J. F. Amprimoz•updated: 10/25/2011

Graphics cards remain a critical component for PC gamers. They're also among the most complex parts in a modern computer, rivaling the motherboard and the processor. Think you know everything about them? Let's find out.

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    Graphics Cards - A Gamer's Best Friend

    When it comes to video game performance on the PC, the graphics card is by far the most important component. Though the processor also contributes, most games are GPU-bound, which means that the game's maximum framerate is determined by the power of the graphics card in the system.

    Because of their importance and power, graphics cards are the geek's equivalent of a V8 engine. We love to stand around them, starring in awe through transparent plastic. In this quiz, we'll test your knowledge of this component and see if you're a true geek or simply a poser.

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    How Well Do You Know Graphics Cards?

References

  • Wikipedia: PCI Express http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express#Power
  • Nvidia: Geforce 256 http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce256.html
  • Lucidlogix: Hydralogix http://www.lucidlogix.com/products_hydralogix.html
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