For normal day to day work a graphics card might not be necessary for your PC but if you are a video editor or a photographer then you need to have one. Normally motherboard comes with either a VGA or a HDMI port and you can connect only a single monitor to it. But if you are a person who needs to perform multiple tasks, then you have use multiple screens to get the work done. A basic graphics card can add at least two monitors to your current PC configuration. Most of the people use extra displays to extend their current default monitor. You can also duplicate the monitors if you want.
To know the memory of your current graphics card you can check the DirectX Diagnostic Tool. This tool will show you all the information about system, display, sound and input devices.
Run DirectX Diagnostic Tool
- Open Start menu and click on Run (You can use the shortcut Windows key + R).
- This will open up a Run Window (Here you can open the programs directly if you know the filename of that particular program like explorer, cmd).
- Now type “dxdiag” in it and then click on Run.
- It will then run the DirectX Diagnostic Tool and show you all the information regarding your computer.
- Then go to Display tab and under “Device” you will get all the technical specifications of your graphics card.
Remember that only Display Memory (VRAM) is the actual memory of your graphics card. Here you can also analyze if DirectX features are available on your graphics card or not. Graphics card are getting compact and we have seen it on the latest MacBook Pro. High end Graphics card is a great option if you are a gamer and it will support upcoming PC games. And it will also be able to render 4K 60fps very easily.