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Dedicated vs integrated

ok so i have this question...

when i have a cpu with built in graphics procesor, what happens when i set up a dedicated v. card??
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  1. If the motherboard for desktops have PCI-E slots, you can install a dedicated graphics card. It will automatically disable the Integrated graphics card (on-board graphics).
  2. Discrete cards do not always automatically disable IGPs on the motherboard or CPU. In fact, you often need to disable them yourself if you want to. Also, an integrated GPU is not always an integrated graphics card, nor is it always an on-board GPU. If it is on the CPU like almost all modern IGPs, then it is on-die, not on-board. It is also not an integrated graphics card, it is an integrated graphics processor. There is a difference. If you want to wave around terminology, then please do it correctly.
  3. fantastik250 said:
    If the motherboard for desktops have PCI-E slots, you can install a dedicated graphics card. It will automatically disable the Integrated graphics card (on-board graphics).

    yes 99.9% of the time though SOME mortherboard manufacturers have an option in the bios to select PEG (Pci-Express Graphics) as the primary display so to direct the post screen on boot up.
  4. blazorthon said:
    Discrete cards do not always automatically disable IGPs on the motherboard or CPU. In fact, you often need to disable them yourself if you want to. Also, an integrated GPU is not always an integrated graphics card, nor is it always an on-board GPU. If it is on the CPU like almost all modern IGPs, then it is on-die, not on-board. It is also not an integrated graphics card, it is an integrated graphics processor. There is a difference. If you want to wave around terminology, then please do it correctly.



    thanks for your speedy response... since i was asking i thought everyone would asume that i was a noob at this. i used the terminology as i saw it an an article from this same page.

    your answer i believe answers my questions so thanks, but seriously cut some slack to the noobs
  5. fantastik250 said:
    If the motherboard for desktops have PCI-E slots, you can install a dedicated graphics card. It will automatically disable the Integrated graphics card (on-board graphics).


    so it becomes wasted space on the cpu??
  6. Best answer
    No, it's good that it's there. Especially, if anything goes wrong with a dedicated card. It's a good backup overall.
  7. Best answer selected by bustillomoreno.
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