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graphics adapter

n
(Computer Science) (on a computer) the hardware that controls the way graphics appear on the monitor
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Other the software requirements you need to have CPU that supports SLAT (Second Level Address Translation) and a graphics adapter installed on the server with sufficient amount of graphics memory.
A shielded video graphics adapter (VGA) computer cable is recommended for connecting the supervisor's computer to the monitor in the counseling room.
The computer requirements are a Pentium-type processor, a Windows 95/98/NT/Me/2000[TM] operating system, an SVGA graphics adapter (800 x 600 resolution or better), 3 MB empty disk space and a CD-ROM drive (or access to a CD-ROM drive via a network).
The Evo N600c features a 1.2 GHz-M Mobile Intel Pentium III-M processor, ATI Mobility Radeon graphics adapter with 32MB of DDR (double data rate) SDR AM memory, 14.1" SXGA+ TFT display and high performance DVD/CD-RW optical drives.
Minimum system requirements: Pentium 133 MHz processor; Windows 95/98; 32 MB RAM; 4X CD-ROM drive; SVGA Graphics Adapter for 640x480 High Color (16 bit); 16 bit Windows compatible sound card; Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device; Internet Explorer 5.0 (provided); 28.8 kbps modem and Internet service provider required for Web access.
Previous Pentium processors and Pentium-based systems included a northbridge bus, which is the faster bus that connects the CPU, main memory, and AGP graphics adapter. The slower southbridge uses the 133MHz PCI bus to connect slower system components, including ISA, USB, and serial devices.
It also has a unique application interface layer, allowing it to quickly support any graphics adapter with DVD hardware-assist features, like motion compensation and IDCT.
The big graphics adapter manufacturers such as ATI, Matrox, Number Nine and S3 all appear to be backing DVI.
The company claimed to have developed the worlds first graphics card in 1982 - the Hercules Monochrome Graphics Adapter - and it pioneered high-end PC graphics hardware in the late eighties and early nineties.
When matching a video board to a monitor you need to consider that Windows is a graphics-user interface, or a GUI, and therefore requires a graphics adapter. Better graphics performance in the video card speeds up Windows applications and also Internet access.