Category: Monitor & Video Cards
Caution Level: Intermediate
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Operating System: Windows 98/2000/2003/ME/NT
Latest Version / Release Date: 220.127.116.11 / 01 Sep 2009
AOpen GeForce3 is a video card produced by AOpen. Video cards are also referred to as graphics cards, display adapters or graphics accelerator cards. They are expansion cards which are used to generate as well as output images to a particular display. Most video cards have additional functions for instance, increased 3D scenes rendering, TV tuner adapter, FireWire, TV output, MPEG-2 as well as MPEG-4 decoding. Also, they are capable of connecting to several monitors at once. The video hardware can be incorporated on the computer's mainboard. Under such a configuration, it is referred to as graphics controller or as a video controller. Video cards are rectangular shaped and have many contacts on the card's bottom side and several ports on the side which connects to video displays as well as other devices. Video cards install on the motherboard's expansion slot.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
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A video card is made of a printed circuit board which has several components mounted on it. These components include a Graphics processing unit (GPU) which is a processor that is dedicated towards the acceleration of graphics. The processor has been designed to especially carry out the floating-point computations. These are essential for 3D graphics rendering. Another component is video BIOS which has the fundamental program that administers the operations of the video cards and gives the instructions that permit the computer as well as software to communicate with the video card. Most video cards have a maximum memory capacity of between 128 MB and 4 GB. The video memory can be utilized for data storage and screen image. For the AOpen GeForce3 to function efficiently and effectively, it is advisable for users to always ensure that they are using the latest version of the device driver as older versions have been known to create conflict. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and AOpen GeForce3 errors before installing any driver updates.