An expansion card inserted into a motherboard for rendering graphics with enhanced performance over integrated graphics solutions.

A graphics card, or video card, is an expansion card inserted into a computer motherboard used to render graphics and designed to provide enhanced graphics performance over integrated graphics solutions such as Intel HD Graphics. This enhanced performance is enabled through a high-performance graphics processing unit (GPU) and dedicated, high-speed video memory which avoids bottlenecks associated with shared main memory. More powerful graphics cards can also drive several monitors at once.

Modern graphics cards connect to motherboards using the PCI Express (PCIe) interface. These cards have replaced those that use the older Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) interface.