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CPU Features - Graphics

Modern operating systems (Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10) are designed to output stunning 3D graphics and HD video content.  They have been designed to work with the dramatically more complex and modern compression types and application programming interfaces and controls that are used to output these 3D and HD graphics. 

Windows 7 / 8.1 /10 require compatibility with modern Direct X programming interfaces and will only work at full capacity if the system has a separate hardware graphics processing unit.  There are four basic types of hardware found in the market.

 

FULL GRAPHICS SUPPORT - Separate GPU On The CPU - On these systems the CPU has a separate graphics processor embedded on the CPU die itself.  This gives the system a separate graphics processor that supports modern Direct X controls. A separate video card can also be added to these systems. 

 

FULL GRAPHICS SUPPORT - Separate Video Card Only - These systems can not be run without a video card, therefore they will always have a separate graphics processor and we assume that a modern card (like the type we sell) will be used.  This assures that the system will have a separate graphics processor that supports modern Direct X controls.

  

PARTIAL GRAPHICS SUPPORT - GPU Emulation With Direct X - On these systems the  CPU is given the secondary duty of emulating a separate graphics processor.  This hardware supports limited Direct X controls, but a separate video card should be added to these systems to give full modern compatibility. 

 

VERY LIMITED GRAPHICS SUPPORT - GPU Emulation With No Direct X - On these systems the  CPU is given the secondary duty of emulating a separate graphics processor.  The older designs of this type do not support modern Direct X controls. A separate video card with hardware based graphics has to be added to these systems to give full modern compatibility. In some cases the older motherboards of this type can not work with all modern video cards. 

 

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