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Dual monitors with Intel HD graphics

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June 5, 2012 5:22:19 PM

This is NOT for gaming. I'm interested in running two monitors off the Intel HD Graphics iGPU. I know it is supported by Intel, but does the regular Intel HD Graphics (non-2000/3000/2500/4000) support this also?

I'm not clear on how the monitors get connected to the logicboard. For example, could I run two monitors off a Sandy Bridge Intel Celeron G530 with the BIOSTAR B75MU3+ logicboard by connecting one to the DVI port and another to the HDMI port? Or do I need some special adapter or add-in card? I'm confused because of the language used on the Intel site which seems mostly aimed at laptop users and mentions using an add-in card with a desktop computer and makes no mention of the logicboard DVI and HDMI ports:
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On desktop systems, some computer manufacturers may offer at an extra cost an add-in card (referred to as ADD2) which adds video output connector to the computer.
http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-031040.htm#...


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June 5, 2012 5:39:05 PM

the igpu will do. i would get the chips with the hd4000 graphics since the igpu on the celeron are really incapable to drive 2 monitors.
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June 5, 2012 6:48:16 PM

Yes it will run 2 and will have no problem with 2 monitors. The celeron's igpu is very similar to the hd 2000 but less cache. My 5yo laptop with x1270 can run my 1080p tv and it's own just fine. And that's 1/4th of the performance of the g530's igpu. You can plug it in any 2 connections on the mobo. Some mobos don't have connections which is what the intel thing talks about with an add on card.

http://ark.intel.com/products/53414/Intel-Celeron-Proce...(2M-Cache-2_40-GHz) In the graphics section it says # of displays supported, 2. Just in case you want official confirmation.
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June 6, 2012 1:43:51 AM

k1114 said:
Yes it will run 2 and will have no problem with 2 monitors. The celeron's igpu is very similar to the hd 2000 but less cache. My 5yo laptop with x1270 can run my 1080p tv and it's own just fine. And that's 1/4th of the performance of the g530's igpu. You can plug it in any 2 connections on the mobo. Some mobos don't have connections which is what the intel thing talks about with an add on card.

http://ark.intel.com/products/53414/Intel-Celeron-Proce...(2M-Cache-2_40-GHz) In the graphics section it says # of displays supported, 2. Just in case you want official confirmation.


Awesome. Thanks!
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