Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: Nvidia Corporation
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: Not specified
Operating System: Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.5218 / Not specified
NVIDIA G78 is a video card produced by Nvidia. Video cards are also referred to graphics cards, graphics accelerator cards or display adapters. They are expansion cards which can be used to produce images and output them to a given display. A number of video cards have additional functions such as MPEG-2 decoding, TV output, Firewire, MPEG-4 decoding, video capture and light pen among others. There are people who think that video cards can only be used for used to facilitate video game applications. However, this is not true as there are some video cards which have some features and capabilities which make them very important to graphic designers who may need optimum display along with faster rendering. 3D animators also fall under this category.
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 components of a video card such as the Nvidia G78 are the video BIOS; a firmware with the essential program which runs the operation of the video card and gives instructions to facilitate interaction between the video card and the computer as well as the software. The video card also has a graphics processing unit which is designed especially for the performance of floating-point calculations. This is necessary for rendering of 3D graphics. The clock frequency of video cards ranges from 250-850 MHz. The memory of video cards can also be anything between 128 MB and 4 GB. It can be used for storage of other data and screen images which control depth coordinates in vertex buffers, 3D graphics and textures. For this product to function effectively and efficiently, users should always ensure that they are using the latest version of the device driver. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and NVIDIA G78 errors before installing any driver updates.