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Is there any benefit from running dual monitors on separate graphics cards and how do I set which one will play my games

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March 23, 2014 2:54:40 PM

Looking for reason to use one video graphics card over the other, On-board intel HD 4000 and and geforce gtx 630, I know not the greatest additional card but it came with the system and it has worked well and I will eventually upgrade, I have until just recently been using both on one card and thought I would set it up to use both, just not seeing what I can do that would make this anything special. Any responses are greatly appreciated.
March 23, 2014 3:01:18 PM

The main monitor that is selected will be running your games. As for benefits, I have tried this and not see the difference.
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March 23, 2014 3:02:15 PM

Using dual monitors on different graphic card isn't really beneficial in my opinion. It's basically putting the load on the iGPU (CPU) instead of the discrete GPU. Therefore your GPU can have more headroom when needed, but the difference is minimal especially when you can't game on a Intel HD at the same time anyway.
The set up is pretty much going to be Intel HD just displaying some static image like a website while you're playing on the other monitor using GTX 630.
Again, the difference is minimal and I don't see a reason why to not connect both monitor to GTX 630.

Just my opinion.
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March 23, 2014 3:05:05 PM

IDontUnderstand said:
Using dual monitors on different graphic card isn't really beneficial in my opinion. It's basically putting the load on the iGPU (CPU) instead of the discrete GPU. Therefore your GPU can have more headroom when needed, but the difference is minimal especially when you can't game on a Intel HD at the same time anyway.
The set up is pretty much going to be Intel HD just displaying some static image like a website while you're playing on the other monitor using GTX 630.
Again, the difference is minimal and I don't see a reason why to not connect both monitor to GTX 630.

Just my opinion.


What he said. :D 

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March 23, 2014 9:25:24 PM

IDontUnderstand said:
Using dual monitors on different graphic card isn't really beneficial in my opinion. It's basically putting the load on the iGPU (CPU) instead of the discrete GPU. Therefore your GPU can have more headroom when needed, but the difference is minimal especially when you can't game on a Intel HD at the same time anyway.
The set up is pretty much going to be Intel HD just displaying some static image like a website while you're playing on the other monitor using GTX 630.
Again, the difference is minimal and I don't see a reason why to not connect both monitor to GTX 630.

Just my opinion.


Thanks its pretty much what I could tell from messing with it for the last few days. Thanks for your time its appreciated. Been reading posts here for months and it was nice to put something up and not have to piece together what I was trying to figure out from thirteen similar posts. :)  Thanks
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