ATI 2GB Computer Graphics and Video Cards

A graphics card, also known as a video card, is a small card-like device that connects to the computer's motherboard and generates all of the graphics and video output displayed on the monitor or screen. The graphics card contains the graphics processing unit, or GPU, which performs all the graphics computations of the computer or laptop. ATI 2GB computer graphics and video cards offer cards like the 2GB DDR3 card, the ATI Radeon HD 5970 2GB video card, the XFX ATI Radeon HD 7870 video card, and the AMD Graphics Card 2GB GPU Video Card.

Which ATI graphics cards come with 2GB of memory?

That depends on when the graphic card was manufactured. ATI was acquired by AMD, another semiconductor company, in 2006. By 2010, AMD had stopped releasing graphics cards under the ATI brand. Between 2007, when 2GB graphics cards started to become common, and 2010, when the official discontinuation of the ATI brand occurred, a variety of 2GB graphics cards were released under ATI. These included graphics cards from the Radeon HD 4000, Radeon HD 5000, and the FirePro 3D series. Each series had a different intended market. The Radeon graphic cards, specifically the HD series, is designed for mainstream consumer computers and laptops, whereas the FirePro 2GB graphics card series is designed for professional workstations and servers.

What is the significance of the video memory?

Video memory, also known as graphics memory, is a pool of memory dedicated to rendering complex graphics and 3D models. In ATI's graphics card, this memory is embedded inside of the card itself, making it easier to access by the GPU. Complex graphical data from video games or other graphically intense software require an enormous amount of memory to render. Sometimes the size of this memory can rival the size of the main system RAM used by the entire computer. Video games typically have a minimum amount of memory they need to run properly. They also have a recommended amount of memory that may be required to run the game at a stable frame rate at normal graphical settings. Each game has a different amount of memory requirement. These requirements are always listed on the package or the storefront itself.

What is memory bandwidth?

Memory bandwidth describes the rate at which data is read or written every second. The bandwidth can vary widely depending on the graphics card you are using. One quick way to determine memory bandwidth is to check the type of memory in the graphics card. Modern graphics cards use a graphics double data rate, or GDDR for short. GDDR approximately doubles the rate at which memory is read or written. This rate increases with each new generation of GDDR memory, which produces a high-performance card. The fastest type of memory is GDDR5, which is the fifth generation of GDDR technology. Graphics cards within the same series (for example, the Radeon HD 5000 series) may contain different generations of GDDR technology and therefore different bandwidths. Because the bandwidth affects the performance of the graphics card, the choice of GDDR technology is important.

What features do graphic cards and video cards offer?

Video cards and graphic cards can offer anti-aliasing features to smooth out video images, faster performance, HBM2 memory, larger storage space in the form of RAM, fast memory such as the GDDR5 cards, faster core clock speeds, and features that enhance gaming, such as the GTX graphic cards, GeForce graphic cards, and EVGA GeForce GTX graphics cards. ATI also uses the CrossFireX technology which allows you to use up to four graphics cards at once to improve performance. In addition, Ryzen processors offer Radeon built-in graphics cards.