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Graphics card and graphics adaptor the same thing?

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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?

thanks
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! :) 
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