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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 / 8.1/10require 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 arefour basic types of hardware found in the market.

FULL GRAPHICS SUPPORT - SeparateGPUOn 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 separatevideo 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 secondaryduty of emulating a separate graphics processor.This hardware supports limited Direct X controls, but a separatevideo 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 secondaryduty of emulating a separate graphics processor.Theolder designs of this type do notsupport modern Direct X controls. A separatevideo card with hardware based graphicshas tobe 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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