Computer Componets

Video Card, CPU and Alan Turning

Video Card

A video card connects to the motherboard and is to improve the quality of graphics. It allows a monitor to display images from inside the computer. It also known as a video adapter, display card and graphics card. A modern video card consists of a printed circuit board where the components are placed, this includes a graphics processing unit, heat sink, video BIOS, video memory and RAMDAC.

A CPU. video card and a photo of inside a computer


A CPU is a small, internal piece of the computer which is on the motherboard. It is described as the brain of the computer. There are usually mainly two different types of CPUs used in modern desktop systems. They are 32-bit CPUs and 64-bit CPUs. It carries out the instructions of a computer program by doing base maths, logical control and input/output operations specified by the instructions.
The Imitation Game - Official Trailer - The Weinstein Company

Alan Turing

Alan Turing was a british mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, pioneering computer scientist and mathematical biologist, Below is a short documentary about him and above is a trailer of a film which is based on his life. He was heavily involved with computer science and created the Bombe to break the German's enigma in world war two which is predicted to have shortened the war by two years. After the war he worked on artificial intelligence and modern computer programming. He was important to computer science as he had created the first programmed computer. Despite all this he had committed suicide after suffering horrific treatment as he was convicted with indecency under Section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885.
Alan Turing - Celebrating the life of a genius