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What exactly does "Onboard Video Chipset" mean?

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April 3, 2013 5:07:52 PM

I've been looking into motherboards recently for my new rig, but some things I can't just understand what it means (never built a computer before). For example, on this link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it says on the description about Onboard Video Chipset that it is only support by a CPU with integrated graphics. Does that mean the motherboard won't be compatible with a graphics card? Could I put my own graphics card in there and still work?

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April 3, 2013 5:14:41 PM

You can install a GPU on any board. Most boards support integrated graphics (newer versions of integrated graphics tend to be bundled with the CPU rather than located on the motherboard) but if you install a graphics card it will take over.
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April 3, 2013 5:16:37 PM

The graphics are located on the CPU. You can have a CPU without graphics in it but you'd need a separate graphics card.

However, with a CPU with graphics, you can use a dedicated video card(s).
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April 3, 2013 5:16:54 PM

SchizTech said:
You can install a GPU on any board. Most boards support integrated graphics (newer versions of integrated graphics tend to be bundled with the CPU rather than located on the motherboard) but if you install a graphics card it will take over.


quick and easy answer, thanks!
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