Quite often a Graphics Card will come integrated with your Motherboard. This is good for basic computing however there often comes a time when a basic Graphics Adaptor is no longer sufficient.Read More/Less
Why would you ever want to upgrade your Graphics Card? Well, there are several reasons though the primary objective is to allow for better and quicker graphics. As well improved graphics it is becoming more popular to use more than one monitor. Multi Monitor use will generally require a specific Graphics card that will allow for one or more additional monitors to share your desktop. This can be especially helpful when gaming, or when you have several things going on at once that require monitoring from separate screens.
If you are looking to play the latest games in the best resolution possible then you will find that you regularly need to upgrade your computer, and especially your Graphics Cards. Top end Graphics Cards can make a tremendous difference to your game play!
Sometimes, you may be looking to just replace a faulty Graphics Card. In these circumstances you will most likely only want a cheap Graphics Card as anything else will be overkill on pwerfomance and cost. Fortunately, at JBO Solutions, as well as top end Graphics Cards we have budget a mid range models to suit all requirements!
Graphics Cards come in several different formats. AGP Graphics Cards are generally obsolete nowadays and AGP slots are not normally found on newer types of motherboards. There are a few manufacturers that still are producing Cards. PCI Graphics cards are also becoming less used due to the popularity of PCI-E Graphics Cards. If you have a newer computer then you will most likely have a PCI-E slot that will suitable for a Graphics Card update.
Generally Graphics Cards are internal however there are some adaptors like the Matrox TripleHead2Go that is designed to work alongside your current Graphics Card to allow you to run up to three monitors at once. This is an external unit.