Onboard graphics card question

ViPeRMiMiS

Posts: 86   +1
Hello, I have a quesiton about Onboard GFX
An Intel Core i5 3570K HAS an Integated GPU
There are motherboards that have Integrated GPU also
A) Can I use BOTH of them for gaming? (I know integated are bad, the question is "theoritical" :D
B) Can I use BOTH of them plus an integrated one?
Thanks
 

Sharkfood

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In the case of the i5's, the integrated GPU is the on-board GPU.

In other words, they are using Intel HD Graphics which requires a motherboard with the correct on-board hardware to utilize the HD Graphics component of the i5 CPU.

Of course, for any serious 3D gaming, you'd still prefer getting a discrete video card.

I hope that makes sense!
 

ViPeRMiMiS

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In the case of the i5's, the integrated GPU is the on-board GPU.

In other words, they are using Intel HD Graphics which requires a motherboard with the correct on-board hardware to utilize the HD Graphics component of the i5 CPU.

Of course, for any serious 3D gaming, you'd still prefer getting a discrete video card.

I hope that makes sense!
Thank you a lot