A.K.A. video adapter, graphics accelerator card, display adapter, graphics card. A video card is a computer expansion card that handles outputting graphic images to a monitor or display. Unless a computer’s motherboard includes integrated video support, it will likely require a video card.
A video card will include a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), video RAM, and other items, such as a heat sink or fan for cooling. Some cards may include additional items, such as 3D graphic acceleration, TV output, connections for multiple monitors, and more. The outputs on a video card may incude VGA, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, composite video, and more.