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Today, motherboard-integrated graphics are basically gone (in the consumer sector, anyway). It’s either CPU-integrated graphics or dedicated graphics. Both Intel and AMD still sell CPUs without integrated graphics, even with the same socket. If you install one of these, you won’t be able to use the display connectors on the motherboard. In the past, CPUs ...


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But what I don't get is why standard system RAM has always been a generation behind the RAM used on video cards. The GDDR specification, while based on the DDR standard, has its own hardware specification. The DDR specification is technically ahead of the GDDR specification, since GDDR is based on the previous DDR specification (most of the time, except ...


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No. Chances are very slim that your laptop has a 10 gigabit ethernet adaptor - its uncommon on high end desktops. You'd also need some clever hardware to translate between PCI-e to ethernet, and the latency, oh the latency. You have a device which is typically put as close to the processor as possible with 16 dedicated pci-e lanes right into it, and you'd ...


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If the GPU is using legacy interrupts for some reason, it may be suffering from high latency while the CPU is busy handling other interrupt handlers for that IRQ. Your motherboard's user manual specifies that the PCIE x16_1 slot (the top one) shares IRQ assignments with the internal graphics, HD Audio, USB 2.0 (EHCI), and PCI 2 slot. Modern motherboards ...


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You need a HDMI-to-VGA adapter. Your laptop is outputting an HDMI signal which has to be converted to VGA. Some connectors are physically different, but use identical signaling - in these cases a passive adapter is sufficient. Passive means there's no signal transformation necessary. It's just two different connectors wired together. For example, DVI-A is ...


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HDMI and DisplayPort are capable of transmitting audio as well as video. So, to Windows, it looks like an additional soundcard appears on your system, for which a driver is needed. So if you connect a monitor on the other end of your HDMI or DisplayPort and it can play sound, you can send sound to that monitor by selecting "Intel Display Audio" or ...


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The underlying tech is more or less the same, GPUs just leverage a much wider memory bus. GPUs are easier to design this way as a single unit where many memory modules can be directly connected to the processing unit through a custom circuit board. This allows for a very wide memory bus, often exceeding 256-bits. HBM takes this further with with a 1024-bit ...


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There's a few. Firstly, nearly every modern single mainstream1 processor has a integrated on die GPU. The chipset supports it. Essentially your only cost is the traces and connectors, so it's a 'free' feature you can design in - unlike older designs. Interestingly, many of the Sandy and Ivy Bridge-era Intel chipsets outside the Z series made you pick one or ...


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Your CPU has 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes: Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2620 v4 The communications with your GPUs will be direct from your CPU. This is good, after all the memory controller is also integrated on the CPU meaning that the fastest route for data in memory is from RAM -> CPU -> GPU rather than RAM - CPU -> Chipset -> GPU The motherboard connects the PCIe ...


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Does i7 render better picture quality than dual core (Does Intel HD graphics matter which is used in both)? No, it doesn't. They both render in the quality you tell them to, however, rendering is a really computationally-heavy task, so rendering with an i7 will be a lot faster than rendering with a low-end dual-core processor. And no, the Internal Graphics ...


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Video RAM is specifically designed to store anything that is necessary to render a frame of video. When gaming, this includes textures, models, and other graphics-specific data like shader information and lighting maps. Generally, none of this data is stored in main system RAM as you alluded to, although VRAM is not specifically designed to reduce demand on ...


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Log in to GeForce experience using your favourite spam email address, with info as true / alternative to true as you feel comfortable with. Now you can get driver updates, and need not be worried about what NVIDIA knows about you. You could tell them as much as you tell Superuser, and it will work fine.


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"Are there some base instructions...?" Yes, exactly. All GPUs are required to implement one of several simple interfaces - they're too primitive to be called "instruction sets" - which platform firmware ("BIOS" or "UEFI") and drivers that are included with the OS know how to talk to. The usual choice of "simple interface" these days is "VGA" ("Video ...


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It's primarily market segmentation to allow price discrimination. Businesses who make money from work done with these cards have different requirements than gamers. Nvidia and AMD are taking advantage of that by asking them to pay more. There are some minor differences to create this rate fence. For example, the Quadro / Fire Pro models use different ...


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go to control panel | display and change the screen resolution. the artifact will go away. click on cancel when windows asks you if you want to keep the new resolution. this works on laptops too.


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[First Question] "Does a USB Monitor require a VGA Card?" In response to your first question, no a VGA card 1 is not required to display to a USB monitor. However, a USB card or port is required in order to display to a USB monitor. "This 16-inch portable LED monitor is a must-have laptop accessory and receives both power and signal via a single USB ...


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I believe your problem is that you bought an "AMD Athlon X4 860K" processor expecting it to have integrated graphics, however it does not. As you have listed your parts, there is no GPU in your part list. If you would like a processor of the same level as the one you bought with an integrated GPU, I would check out the A10-7850. Edit: As it has been ...


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Many people get this the wrong way round. Signals go from > to You might think you're connecting your display to your computer, but you're not. You're connecting the computer to the display. This means your signal goes from the computer to the display - that's an HDMI to VGA connection. HDMI is a digital format, VGA is an analog format, so any connector ...


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You can use following URL to check if GPU acceleration is enabled for video decode in Chrome: chrome://gpu/ Graphics Feature Status Canvas: Hardware accelerated Compositing: Hardware accelerated on all pages and threaded 3D CSS: Hardware accelerated CSS Animation: Accelerated and threaded WebGL: Hardware accelerated WebGL ...


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Over the years the discrete graphics adapter market has adopted a tiered system to sell as many SKUs per GPU as possible. In general, although some OEMs and processes may differ slightly, here is how the third-party graphics adapter market works. A GPU designer/manufacturer (AMD/NVIDIA) designs a chip, tests it, and then mass produces it in an external ...


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Most motherboards do not allow you to use both the on-board graphics chip and an installed card. It's usually one or the other, with very few exceptions that I've found. In order to add additional monitors, you'll have to add another graphics card. Your motherboard's manual doesn't state specifically one way or the other, but you can try an experiment. ...


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So long as the machine can keep itself cool enough, the only difference will be the time taken. When rendering video even on a 12-core Xeon, I intentionally ramp the fans up to maximum. Even though the machine is perfectly capable of keeping itself cool, it considers "cool enough" to be 1°C under 'procHot' which is Intel's specified maximum temperature for ...


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There are two separate things being specified here. I have copied the Nvidia spec from the page you linked to show it better. One is the memory chip data line interface speed of 8gbps which is part of the GDDR5 spec, and the next is the aggregate memory speed of 256GB/s. GDDR5 memory is typically 32 bits wide so the math (for the 1070) goes as follows: 8 ...


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Connecting a GPU by Ethernet is like connecting your PS3 controller to the PS/2 keyboard port: sounds like it's trying to fix a problem but the solution turns out to be completely outlandish and impractical. (Granted, if you can pull it off, you'll gain more popularity as that one crazy guy.) That said, I advise you not to try to do this because the ...


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I'll try to clear up the "voodoo" behind all this, by explaining how the old hardware worked. Modern GPUs do not work like this but they emulate the CPU-to-graphics-card interface. tl;dr Graphics chips/cards in the 80s and early 90s had to produce output extremely quickly (relative to clock speed) so they did not execute instructions, but rather had fixed ...


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If you press Shift + Esc while in the browser it will bring up Google Chrome's internal Task Manager. If there is a process titled GPU Process, then that means Chrome is using hardware/GPU acceleration in order to display/render a particular page.


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I use DisplayFusion and while the screen splitting functionality works well, it can't overcome applications (games, browser videos that you make "full screen", etc) that tell Windows they want to go full screen. So it works well enough for workaday needs, anything that wants raw access to a display for full-screen stuff will just ignore the splits you've ...


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I also kept receiving that popup. I do not have any VM running but I do have WSL2 running, which it does on top of Hyper-V (plus Docker using WSL2, I do not know if this plays a role in it). Here is what I did : Get the name of the video card. Here I could see that the driver was enabled. Get-VMRemoteFXPhysicalVideoAdapter Disable RemoteFX adapter. ...


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If you don’t like the blocky, rasterized graphics you are seeing when attempting to play Doom in DOSBox, the better alternative is to use a native OS interpreter of the Doom engine such as GZDoom; a newer and maintained GNU licnesed version of ZDoom. These modern Doom engines use the vector graphics capabilities of modern systems. As they describe on their ...


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does it mean that this mother board will be compatible with processors (from Intel) which will be released next year? You should firstly decide on a processor, more specifically a socket. Intel's processors are well known in the LGA 1155 socket series. They bring out new generations every year based on that socket. Then your motherboard should obviously ...


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