Graphics card and graphics adaptor the same thing? Tags: Graphics Cards Radeon Graphics HD Memory Last response: July 28, 2011 2:38 PM in Graphics & Displays Share pkhamidar2com 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 More about : graphics card graphics adaptor thing pkhamidar2com July 28, 2011 10:56:47 AM oh ok thanks ill buy it probably then looks good anyway cadder 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer pkhamidar2com July 28, 2011 2:38:42 PM ah ok doesnt matter, i got a new 6770 1gb for 75 quid, so happy! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumPC malfunctioning, suspecting graphics adaptor or PSU ForumNew graphics card causing "Detecting IDE drives" freeze on boot ForumI really need help with my graphics card ForumInconsistent FPS with new computer with the same old graphics card ForumVidDock, External Graphics Card Adaptor ForumNew Graphics Card ForumArtifacts using DVI, none with VGA adaptor ? ForumUpgrading Graphics Card for Gaming ($~200 budget [+~$50]) ForumGraphics card for gaming on 350W Forum4 pin to 8 pin EPS12V adaptor ForumGraphics card not working? ForumGraphics card fan Spinning but no display ForumNeed help installing new graphics card ForumGraphics card installation help! Where do I put this thing ?! ForumWhich graphics card would be best for my setup? ForumGraphics card overheating, BSOD when gaming, swapped cards same problem Forum1Gb vs 2Gb graphics Forum[Solved] What determines the 3D graphics quality of a graphics card? ForumUpgrading computer: SLI or new card Forum[Solved] Not sure what video card to buy More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !