Add Enhanced Gaming Capabilities with an ATI Video Card

ATI video cards are designed to support your video game graphics. Upgrade your computer or add it to a different motherboard that you're installing into a desktop tower or laptop you are building from scratch.

What function does a video card provide?

This computer part, also known as a graphics card or GPU, provides your computer with information and technology needed to play many video games. The graphics card also allows you to watch movies and TV shows using your preferred video player, and it runs certain streaming software supported by your browser. It also enables advanced photography and multimedia editing as well as 3D animation and HD or 4K videos.

What are examples of video graphics cards?

Many video cards that match up with specific computer brands, such as Lenovo, Apple iMac, and Dell have 256MB of memory or more and offer the DDR2 SDRAM technology for 3D, 4K, and high-definition videos, including:

  • ATI Radeon HD 3450: This Radeon card is designed to allow you to play games in high-definition video. It has a PCI connector for motherboard installation and provides video display with less chance of screen freeze.
  • Optiplex SFF: Connect this using a PCI-E (PCI Express) card to play your games and watch movies or TV without interruption. This PCI-E card is a low profile card, so it will often fit in tighter spaces, unlike many dual-slot cards. Dells are some computers that have them installed.
  • NVidia GeForce GTX: For HD and 4K gaming support, the GTX provides regular driver updates.
  • ATI Radeon HD 4760: The 2009 M series card was for the Apple iMac, but it now it's used for many notebook computers, including the Acer Aspire 8935G, Dell Studio XPS 16 (4670), or the MSI EX625.
What are some important graphics cards features?

Several attributes contribute to your ability to enjoy video game playing, the creation of graphics arts projects, and a movie or TV watching, including:

  • Compatible connections: You may want to know if it provides VGA, DMS-59, or another monitor cord plugin support. Knowing that it has the right pin PCI Express connector for your motherboard ensures proper installation.
  • Support for your CPU: The graphics card you install must match computer system requirements. This includes making sure you have the right processor speed before installing the card.
  • High-resolution graphics support: This includes support for a variety of HD, 4K, and 3D video playback formats. It also includes having the right media support for HDMI, DVI-D, and other connections.
  • Multiple processing units capabilities: Your graphics processing unit often will come equipped with 40 stream processing units, which is one GPU component necessary for playing high-definition and 3D or 4K videos at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600.
  • High-speed rendering: Some GPUs provide 128-bit HDR graphics for fast video rendering.