Is it true that the external graphic cards are not not necessary for most cases, only integrated graphic cards are required?
- StarryskyLv 710 months agoFavourite answer
You might be right about most cases, if those were only Internet surfing, some spreadsheets, and a few games like checkers, chess, and a few other ones that are slower paced.
But if you edit videos, do a lot of high speed shooting games, or run many monitors, you could benefit from an external video card of these types:
A USB to VGA or similar output box from Iogear, Diamond, others
A USB to docking station that has a video adapter inside, various ports.
An ExpressCard or mini-PCIe adapter to daughter board with PCIe slot, and power supply for video card
A Matrox or similar adapter box for more screens from one port cord.
- 10 months ago
HI. It's mostly true because the majority of people who buy new PCs are corporate customers getting say 50 or 300 new computers a year, and a different company updates every year, so it's a steady flow of large purchases for the Mfrs..
The number of people who usually buy or build their own systems are Gamers or private-company video & graphics designers, & most of the other small businesses can also run their stuff on an integrated (or non-addon) video hardware device)
This is especially tru since4 computers have been running all size companies with spreadsheets, databases, web browsing, & even online videos since the days of the integrated 64Meg video hardware (Think back to AOL with Netscape), & these days even integrated hardware on a decent spec'd laptop can have as much as 512Megs to 2Gbs of shared memory, & some gaming systems can allocate 4Gbs.
- Sasha WhitefurLv 710 months ago
For gaming an external is vital,.
- BillLv 710 months ago
If external graphic cards were always required, there would be no point in putting an integrated graphic adapter in a motherboard.