Onboard Graphics Vs. Graphics Card

Onboard Graphics Vs. Graphics Card

Graphics are an essential part of how a computer operates. Graphics processing, whether onboard or dedicated card, allows the computer to process information and display it on the monitor, depending on the specification of the data. The quality of the displayed images depends entirely on how much information the graphics processing allows. We will discuss the difference between onboard graphics and a dedicated graphics card.

Onboard graphics, or Integrated Graphics, are graphics where the GPU and the CPU are located inside the same chip. This configuration allows the CPU and the GPU, Graphics Processing Unit, to work together in tandem. However, this puts a fair amount of unnecessary stress on the single chip.

A dedicated graphics card is entirely separate from the CPU on the computer. The graphics card plugs directly into the computer’s motherboard and is solely responsible for handling the GPU. Also, most modern graphics cards have their own internal memory capabilities. A graphics card will take all the unnecessary stress off the CPU and split the task into two separate parts.

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