Questions about integrated on-board graphics, use the graphics-card tag for secondary cards instead.

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Why did adding memory significantly increase gaming performance on an AMD APU?

To be clear from the beginning, this is not a problem. This is just something that I really want to know the secret behind. System specifications CPU: AMD A10-6790K 4.0 GHz GPU: AMD ...
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How can I enable onboard graphics AND dedicated card simultaneously?

My PC (Compaq Presario) has an onboard Intel 3100 which is pretty lame wbut would be useful for testing on, or a 3rd monitor. I've then got a nVidia PCIx card installed. I can't seem to find a way to ...
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Should I get integrated graphics if I already have a dedicated GPU?

I want to upgrade my computer to the new Sandy Bridge CPU's, which features integrated graphics. However, you have to choose between two types of chipsets: H67 or P67. Now since I already own a ...
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How can I make windows 8 to ignore integrated graphics and only “see” the dedicated GPU?

I have an HP dv6 laptop with an an AMD Radeon 7690m XT dedicated Graphics card. The PC came with windows 7 but I recently upgraded to win 8. I updated the drivers to the most recent Catalyst ...
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How to use dedicated video card instead of onboard?

I tried running DxDiag (DirectX diagnostics), and I noticed that my graphics card is set to the onboard one that comes with the Core i5 processor (some Intel HD stuff). On my computer, I also have a ...
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Can I force my laptop to use NVIDIA instead of Intel?

I have a Dell N5110 laptop with integrated Nvidia GeForce GT 525M and an Intel HD Graphics 3000 card; My problem is the default card is the Intel one, and it provides a very bad performance with ...
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Screen rotation hot key (Ctrl+Alt+Up) not responding, what's going on?

The other day my son (11 months) discovered a new hot key combination on my laptop. As I'm sure many of you are aware (I wasn't until the other day), on machines with Intel Graphics, pressing ...
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Onboard video vs. PCI-E video card

Would a separate PCI-E video card provide benefits to a user who currently uses onboard video? The onboard video card is on an Intel DG35EC. The onboard video is Intel Graphics Media Accelerator ...
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Can I use an onboard and pci vga simultaneously?

I have an old machine I'd like to get running with dual monitors. The pci vga only has only 1 output port. However, I have another output via the onboard video card. Can I leverage both video cards to ...
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Integrated Graphics vs Dedicated Video Card on laptops

What are the main differences between machines using integrated graphics and dedicated video cards on laptops? When should I considering the one or the other? I'm not sure if it's worth stating this ...
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How to find out the amount of system memory allocated for the video card?

From the NVIDIA Control Panel: Total available graphics memory: 3839 MB Dedicated video memory: 256 MB DDR2 System video memory: 64 MB Shared system memory: 3519 MB From dxdiag: Display Memory: ...
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After increasing RAM size, Windows Experience graphics index rating went down

I own a Sony Vaio CB17 laptop with an Intel i7 processor and dual switchable graphics card: Intel HD and a Radeon 6630M. Originally, the laptop came with 4 GB RMA (DDR3 1333), but then I thought it ...
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Can an onboard laptop graphics card be replaced with an external one?

I have had a Dell D630 laptop for a long time. Suddenly the graphics card began to over-heat and the screen got a pink color. After a while the monitor didn't show anything. Right now, when I turn ...
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How do I disable my GPU so that it defaults to the integrated graphics?

I have an old computer that is experiencing graphical related corruption as well as randomly restarting. In an attempt to isolate the problem I want to disable the GPU so it reverts to the chipset ...
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What are the drawbacks of using an integrated GPU for non-gaming purposes?

I'd like to know the advantages and disadvantages of using an integrated GPU for purposes other than gaming. Does the performance of the cpu decrease when the integrated gpu is in use? Does it ...
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Can Sandy Bridge integrated graphics handle full Windows-7 Aero graphics?

I'm building a couple of new boxes for business not gaming. Don't need to overclock, would love to avoid heat/noise/$ of a GPU, but I would like to have the full Win7 Aero graphics experience. Can ...
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Will I see much benefit from buying a low end graphics card instead of using the integrated graphics from a Core i5-2500k processor?

I currently have a Core i5-2500k processor and a Gigabyte Z68x-UD3H-B3 motherboard. I've been using the integrated Intel graphics, but was thinking that getting a separate graphics card would provide ...
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How do I configure Mass Effect to run on my NVidia card, and not on the Intel card?

tl:dr; (for those of you who think scrolling past screenshots takes too much time): How do I configure Mass Effect to use my NVidia graphics card? My problem: I have an ASUS N53SN which, except for ...
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Does upgrading RAM causes increase in Graphic card's share?

I have asked this question on Ask Ubuntu, and I was suggested to Upgrade RAM from most voted answers. But I got a point about my graphics card. Since, I can upgrade RAM and not graphics card, Does ...
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What happens when you add a Graphics card to a i7 with built in graphics (e.g. HD 4000) [closed]

I'm thinking of upgrading my computer from an AMD Phenom II X4 955BE with a AMD Radeon HD 6800 Graphics card (not integrated) to using a Intel Core i7 3770. As I have no knowledge of integrated ...
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Integrated Graphics vs Integrated GPU

What are the differences between the APU/Sandy Bridge graphics and all the integrated chips before them?
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2 monitors with integrated graphics

I need to build a low power consumption PC, and got stuck with the question: If a I use a motherboard like: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3988#sp will I be able to use ...
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Term used for a motherboard without integrated audio or video

I'm trying to look for motherboards without any bells and whistles (audio and video) in order to build an Audio Production workstation. Is there any special keyword I can use in my research that ...
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Where can one find quickly what is the maximum resolution that a graphics card supports?

I'm in the process of replacing two home laptops that have gotten weary with age, with rather simple/cheap desktop computers. Both laptops were unique that they were used in combination with external ...
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How do Intel HD Graphics from 2010 processors compare to current low level graphics cards? [closed]

This question is similar to this, but here I'm asking about Intel HD Graphics integrated into 2010 processors in general and graphics integrated into Atom N550 in particular. A site with reviews ...
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Intel integrated HD4000 graphics and 3D

This is a fairly newbie question that I would like to ask: I am bit confused about how to reproduce 3D content on the monitor. I was thinking of getting myself a new laptop with integrated HD 4000 ...
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How can I make the desktop span two screens on an Intel HD graphics adapter?

I have a Wndows XP machine with an Intel Core i5-2400 processor with integrated graphics (Intel HD Graphics 2000) and two monitors hooked up to it. I would like to have the Windows desktop span these ...
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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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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 ...
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How much electricity will I save if I use the onboard graphics card [on hold]

If I use onboard video instead of a PCI-E card, will I save much money in the electricity bill?
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What's the difference between the graphics capabilities in Sandy Bridge and an accelerated graphics card? [closed]

I've been reading that the big news with Sandy Bridge processors is that they can process video much faster. Does this mean that we no longer need accelerated graphics cards that can do this? Are we ...
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Intel HD 3000 - Will system memory increase performance?

I have a Dell Latitude 5420 Laptop. It has a 2nd-gen Intel i5 with Intel HD 3000 graphics. I have 4GB of ram. I realize that this will never be close to discrete graphics, but would adding more ...
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Run monitor #1 (VGA) from onboard graphics + monitor #2 (VGA) from PCIe graphics card?

I have an Asus P5KPL-AM IN/GB motherboard with onboard graphics connected to a Dell 1708FPb 17 inch flat panel monitor. The second (identical) display is connected to an Nvidia GeForce 210 PCIe ...
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What are the benefits from more iGPU memory?

I am using the Intel HD Grahpics integrated in the CPU and the BIOS setup lets me choose the amount of iGPU memory. I can choose between 32M, 64M, 96M and 128M. The default is 64M. I would like advice ...
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Do I need a video card?

I plan on building a computer with Intel Xeon E3 1231v3 which has no GPU: Graphics Specifications Processor Graphics: None on a Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H motherboard which has an onboard ...
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Need to disable integrated video card

I have an emachine T3256 and it has a GeForce 4 MX integrated graphics card. My monitor stopped working, so I tried a backup which also did not turn on. I then realized it was the video card that had ...
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Why I Have Slow Laptop Performance Which Occurs Frequently?

Frequently I feel that my framerate of what I see on laptop's screen is slow. What I mean is if you have ever played games, you know that graphical performance is measured in FPS (framerates per ...
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Will the integrated GPU be enough

I've seen this question, but the answers are tainted by the asker already having a graphics card to put in. I'm looking at pairing a Sandybridge i5 2500K with an Intel H67 chipset board(already got a ...
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Multiple users on one computer with different monitors on Ubuntu/Linux

I got a GTX 670, which powers my three monitors. But I got a processor with a HD4000 integrated graphics and I'd like to add a fourth monitor to the processor graphics, on which a different user works ...
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How Can I Use the Onboard VGA WITH a PCI-E Display Adapter?

I have this motherboard in my machine. I have installed an NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS in the PCI-e x16 slot. I have two monitors connected to the GeForce, and they work perfectly. I have connected a ...
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Does Intel HD Graphics 3000 support hardware acceleration for Flash?

If I were to skip a discrete video card and just get an Intel Core i5 2500k CPU, would the integrated GPU support hardware acceleration for Flash? If so, is that just on Windows? What about Mac? ...
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Using PCIe and onboard together

I'm currently using my PCI Express card to run 2 monitors and my onboard to run another. It works fine despite people saying it won't. I use a gadget to monitor my PCI card but would also like to ...
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Use Sandy Bridges integrated graphics (or activate switchable graphics) in Ubuntu

I have a HP Pavilion dv6 with Sandy Bridges Core-i7, dual-booted Win7 and Ubuntu 11.04. It also has a 1GB ATI Radeon 6490 discrete graphics card. In windows, the ATI utility works great and can ...
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Sandy Bridge: Would it cause CPU performance drop when using integrated GPU?

It seems that the GPU requires more memory bandwidth than the CPU. Discrete graphics all have dedicated fast memory on board. The integrated GPU shares the same system memory as the CPU. Would that ...
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What motherboard supports new i5 integrated graphics?

The i5 sandy bridge processer (recall aside) has built in Intel HD Graphics 2000/3000 graphics. I simply would like to know what motherboard supports this (e.g. has video ports to utilize the cpu ...
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Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family performance improvement

I just purchased a laptop with the Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family with 1308 mb of memory. I know its no Nvidia or ATi card but 1308 mb still looks like a lot to me. Is there any way i ...
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Laptop monitor goes black under intense graphics

I have a dell inspiron 1520 with a nvidia GeForce 8600M GT video card. I have Windows 7 professional as an operating system. Yesterday when I was using it the screen started to somewhat flicker then ...
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Laptop VGA connection no longer working

While browsing a few websites on my laptop my external monitor that I'm connected to decided to unexpectedly shut off (It's a Dell monitor so it went into 'Power save mode') and from that point on my ...
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Triple monitor + dedicated CUDA card .. what are my options?

I have the following - Core i7 3770 (Ivybridge - Supports 3 independent displays .. apparently) GA-B75-D3H (B75 Chipset - Supports 3 independent displays .. apparently .. has VGA,HDMI,DVI) GTX 650 ...
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Intel D2700DC won't boot without display connected

I have assembled PC based on Intel D2700DC mini-ITX motherboard to use it as headless server. I was able to install Fedora 17 Linux on it, and it worked fine until I disconnected display. It still ...