Onboard video, does it matter?

Hey guys, If your going to be running a PCI-E vid card does it matter if your board has onboard video aswell? or are you just paying for something your not going to use?
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  1. it wont madder if it has onboard video ( you will just need ti disable it in the bios )
  2. yes, if you are using a dedicated video card, the onboard goes unused.

    you don;t need to disable it in the BIOS though. the PC will see there is a PCI card connected and automatically take care of that.

    integrated GPUs arent expensive though. so you are unlikely to save much by getting a board without one.
  3. O/T for TS needs but related to title: yes onboard matters for example

    Older gen GF6xxx and ATI 690G IGP would absolutely be rubbish for blu ray but once u hit the DX 10 GF8200/HD 3200 IGP things get waaaay better tHE 785G/HD 4200 is a refinement of those two
  4. er... not relevant if he has a dedicated video card though...

    or where you just trying to add that as a piece of info for other people looking at the thread?
  5. The latter ^^
  6. i see, never mind me then.
  7. welshmousepk said:
    yes, if you are using a dedicated video card, the onboard goes unused.

    you don;t need to disable it in the BIOS though. the PC will see there is a PCI card connected and automatically take care of that.

    True.

    Quote:
    integrated GPUs arent expensive though. so you are unlikely to save much by getting a board without one.
    In fact, IGP boards tend to be less expensive because they are intended for budget builds.

    Compare these two motherboards:

    GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3L
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128372
    GIGABYTE GA-G41M-ES2L
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128388

    AMD models are pretty much the same.
  8. I would note that if you ever run into problems and suspect it might be the graphics card, having on-board video can make troubleshooting a heck of a lot easier.

    -Wolf sends
  9. Wolfshadw said:
    I would note that if you ever run into problems and suspect it might be the graphics card, having on-board video can make troubleshooting a heck of a lot easier.

    -Wolf sends


    a very good point.
  10. im with wolfshadow as well its always good to have a mobo with that makes things that much easier if you have a problem. not too mention if your like me and are waiting for the newest version of the hd 5970 or the gtx 480 and dont want to buy a vid card till you see the new breeds coming an integrated video card can hold you over for a little while =P
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