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Does discrete video card use motherboard monitor connector too?

I have Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H motherboard (MB) with installed GTX770 discrete video card. Both MB and video card have sockets to connect monitors. Are these sockets equivalent? For example, if I play ...
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Disable discrete graphics card on MacBook Pro Early 2011

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro that is affected by the well known problem on the graphics card (AMD 6490M 256MB). Apple Forum thread Hopefully waiting for an Apple replacement program I want to ...
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Should I connect my 2nd monitor to integrated or discrete graphics to maximize 3D performance on the 1st monitor?

I have 2 monitors connected to my PC, and the secondary monitor is used for things that don't really need the power of a discrete GPU. I want to maximize the performance of 3D applications on my ...
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How do I tell if my laptop has UMA or discrete video memory?

I need to order a heat sink for my HP Pavilion notebook g4-1015dx. It uses ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics. Which part I order depends on whether I have UMA or discrete video memory. How do I ...
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Macbook Pro: disable Win7 discrete GPU with no screen access

Backstory It's a well-documented problem with Macbook Pro 2011 models that from 2014 onwards, the discrete GPUs that are automatically activated and deactivated (or whatever, I'm not going to pretend ...
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Dual 1440p on Radeon HD 7770 and compatibility with FX-770m

I have a Radeon HD 7770 in my desktop with DVI-D I am currently using for a 1440p Crossover monitor. Is there a cheap way to use any of the other ports (Displayport 1.2, HDMI) to work with another of ...
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Power off discrete GPU on Windows without driver

I have a Lenovo Y560 with Core i3-380M (Intel HD 3000 integrated) and HD 5730. Now little story (you can skip this part). It first worked on Windows 7 with original Lenovo drivers. Then I switched to ...
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How to make browser use discrete Radeon GPU

I recently bought a Samsung Ativ Book 8, which has a AMD Radeon HD 8870M GPU with 2 GB GDDR5. It has AMD catalyst installed to manage switching between GPU's for different apps/power usages. I put ...
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2011 MacBook Pro and Discrete Graphics Card

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro (2.2 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 memory) running OS 10.8.2. It has two graphics components: an AMD Radeon HD 6750M and a built-in Intel HD Graphics 3000. ...
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Is my NVIDIA GT 540M having a hardware failure?

I'm using a Sager NP5160 laptop, which has an NVIDIA GT 540M dGPU as well as integrated graphics. I'm dual-booting Windows 7 and Linux Mint. I've recently noticed issues with games not performing as ...
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Disable of discrete/native graphics on MacBook Retina when using apps like VMware, VLC, etc

I got a MacBook Pro Retina a few months ago and I'm really happy with it. However, since I do a lot of work in different environments/OSes, I make heavy use of VMware to have them with me when I'm on ...
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On a dual-GPU laptop, is using the discrete GPU ever more power efficient? [closed]

Given a laptop with a dual integrated/discrete GPU configuration, is it ever more power efficient to use the discrete GPU instead of the integrated? Obviously when writing an email or working on a ...