Graphics cards control everything we see. Wait, no, I’m thinking of the media. Let me look this up and I’ll get back to you.
Yeah, I was right the first time too. Graphics cards are basically computers within computers. Except they only deal with what goes on your screen. Your CPU handles all the back-end stuff – calculating math, connecting to the internet, and a bunch of stuff you probably didn’t even know your computer did. Your graphics card makes sure it all looks good. If you’ve ever used a design program or played a game with more complexity than solitaire, you probably already appreciate the hard work that your graphics card puts in for you. Even if you aren’t explicitly using graphics applications, you use your graphics card more than you think.
If your computer is running sluggishly, especially when using a program like Photoshop or playing videos, there’s a good chance your graphics card is in need of an upgrade. Here at Nerds On Call in Portland, we know just how to do that! And more than that, we can advise you on the right one. You don’t need an AMD ATI Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5, so we won’t recommend it. Who even knows what all that means? We want to make sure you get what you need and our estimates are always free, so if you’re not sure, you can always get it check out and decide if you want to get a card. It’s completely risk-free!
So if you think you might need a graphics card from your local Portland Nerds, give us a call or click the chat icon below!