Getting the Best Video Performance

Users interact with their workstations via their keyboards, mice, and monitors. The monitors, in turn, are controlled by the computer's video card. Today, use of GUI environments such as the X Window System (X for short) is ubiquitous on workstations. Such environments demand that the video card be capable of displaying high-resolution (typically 1024 x 768 or greater), high bit-depth (16-bit or greater) graphics. X uses this display to create windows and all the trimmings. All modern mainstream video cards can meet this minimal requirement. More critical means of differentiating hardware, therefore, include the extent to which video cards can exceed these minimum requirements and how fast the cards display text and graphics. These measures are influenced both by the cards' hardware and by their X drivers.

0 0

Post a comment