Integrated graphic and external graphic card Tags: Motherboards Performance Graphics Cards Last response: May 9, 2012 3:27 PM in Motherboards Share MonSchemas May 9, 2012 2:48:11 PM Hey everyone, I have a general question. Does integrated graphic on motherboards affect the performance of a desktop if I have another external graphic card in use at the same time? Eg. P8Z77 M PRO and Asus GTX 550Ti Will graphic funtionality affect the two components? More about : integrated graphic external graphic card itzdanielp a c 115 V Motherboard a b U Graphics card May 9, 2012 3:05:26 PM If you have Lucid-Virto enabled, the computer will automatically switch between the graphics processors, using the onboard graphics for standard use, and using the GPU when necessary. This can always be disabled in the BIOS. Leaving it enabled will not affect performance of the CPU at all, however it does reserve RAM, so if you only have 4GB or less of RAM, I would suggest upgrading if you want to leave it enabled. J_E_D_70 a b V Motherboard a b U Graphics card May 9, 2012 3:27:50 PM Actually, with VirtuMVP (came with your board) you can increase performance in some games/resolutions by using the GPU and iGPU at the same time (monitor plugs into the discreet GPU). http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-virtu-m... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumReplace integrated graphics in laptop with external card ? ForumFaulty integrated AND external graphics card ? ForumWhen i install a graphics card both the graphics card and the integrated graphic ForumExternal Laptop Graphic Card Adapter? ForumLaptop graphic card issue and external monitor ForumIntegrated graphic prob>>> Forumdisable integrated graphic card ForumExternal graphic mounts with a usb 3.0 sata converter? ForumI5 Integrated HD Graphics vs. Discrete Graphics Card ForumIntegrated graphic card ForumIntegrated graphic card related confusion ForumIntegrated graphic card on motherboard ForumIntegrated graphics with dedicated graphics card ForumIntegrated graphics not enabling ForumHow do you make your Ivy Bridge integrated graphic work? ForumExternal graphic card Forum"Reboot and select Proper boot device" More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !