A video card is that device with which the image is displayed on the monitor. Those. without a video card, we won’t see any text or images on the screen, and in general, computer operation without a video card is impossible.
There are two types of video cards: external video cards (discrete) and built-in (onboard from English “On board” – on the board). Let’s look at these concepts together in more detail. There are two monopolists on the external video card market now. These are California-based Nvidia and Canadian ATI Technologies. In 2006, the latter was also purchased by the American processor company AMD (Advanced MIcro Devices). Continue reading
Sound card is an integral attribute of a multimedia computer. Previously, when PCs were ancient and terribly slow, you had to buy a sound card for a computer separately, select the necessary type of connector, install it, and then carefully configure it in the right program. Who remembers what DOS applications are, he will understand me 🙂
Now – everything is much simpler! Sound cards for computers are divided into several categories:
made in the form of a separate printed circuit board, installed inside the system unit (discrete)
integrated (on board), which are an integral part of the motherboard
external (for example – USB) solutions Continue reading
Do you know what types of printers are?
There were no monitors before, and the information was printed exclusively on paper, so the printer can be called the first output device. But printers did not share the fate of typewriters, and today they remain an important device in our daily lives. Neither offices, nor offices, nor banks, nor cash desks do without printers. And many people in the house have their personal printer.
There are three types of home printers: dot-matrix, ink-jet and laser. Each of them has its own characteristics, its pros and cons. Continue reading