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Graphics card and graphics adaptor the same thing?

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
July 28, 2011 10:23:16 AM

hey i found this card online, it says

XFX Radeon HD 5770 - Graphics adapter

what does that mean? its selling for about 75 quid!

Product Features

Maximum graphic adapter memory: 1024 MB
Graphics adapter memory type: DDR5-SDRAM
Memory bus: 128 bit
Memory clock speed: 4800 MHz
Graphics adapter chipset: ATI

Product Description: XFX Radeon HD 5770 - graphics adapter - Radeon HD 5770 - 1 GB
Device Type: Graphics adapter
Enclosure Type: Plug-in card
Interface Type: PCI Express 2.1 x16
Dimensions (WxDxH): 1.9 cm x 22.5 cm x 11.1 cm
Graphics Processor / Vendor: ATI Radeon HD 5770
Clock Speed: 850 MHz
API Supported: DirectX 11
Video Memory: 1 GB - GDDR5 SDRAM
Video Output: 2560 x 1600

thats what it says...

so im guessing its the actual card but what does it mean if it says graphics adaptor instead of graphics card?


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July 28, 2011 10:56:47 AM

oh ok thanks :)  ill buy it probably then looks good anyway
July 28, 2011 2:22:58 PM

A graphics card IS a graphics adapter, but a graphics adapter doesn't have to be a card. A graphics adapter can be integrated into a motherboard, or maybe even a usb adapter.
July 28, 2011 2:38:42 PM

ah ok doesnt matter, i got a new 6770 1gb for 75 quid, so happy! :)