Graphics cards are more than just an adapter for the computer to display information these days. They have their own memory and computing engine and behave like a PC. As from late 2010, some CPU models have included graphics processing abilities and the computer does not need a discrete graphics card or chip any more.
Types of Graphics Implementation:
o Discrete add-on card to the motherboard (see below)
In contrast to their integrated cousins, discrete cards have their own real estate and contain more electronics for more powerful performance and richer features. See the following for more info.
o Integrated on the motherboard
o Integrated in the CPU
o Basic Features
There are several vendors of discrete graphics cards with the following being the market leaders.
o 3D or Advanced Features
o 2015-11 Appraisal of Discrete Desktop GPU Cards
The following Compucon system models have the graphics chip integrated on the Motherboard.
o AMD / ATI
o Jasper with AMD A88X chipset
The following Compucon system models have the graphics chip integrated in the CPU.
Diamond with H110 chipset
Multi-monitor support for Diamond Plus 1151
Workgroup Server with Aspeed AST2400 chip
o Diamond Plus with H110 chipset
o Superhawk with H270 chipset
o Thunderbird with A88X chipset