Definition of graphics card in US English:

graphics card


  • A printed circuit board that controls the output to a display screen.

    • ‘The best ones to update at first are the drivers for your graphics card and sound card.’
    • ‘The installer ran through its paces, picked up my graphics card, monitor, printer and webcam… but no network.’
    • ‘Additionally, we can off-load a lot of the work from the CPU onto the graphics card hardware.’
    • ‘If you have an older graphics card that lacks dual outputs you may still be able to enjoy a dual-monitor setup.’
    • ‘If a part of the screen needs updating, the application simply draws over the top of it and outputs that new image to the graphics card for display on the screen.’


graphics card

/ˈɡræfɪks kɑrd/