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Should I plug my monitor to my motherboard or my GPU?

Question asked by raziel1641 on Aug 9, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 1, 2017 by ray_m

So I recently asked about dual graphics and whether I should go for it or not has been answered! Thank you, community.

However, what wasn't answered was whether it was more beneficial to plug the monitor to my motherboard or my GPU.


I have an AMD A10-7860k APU processor, and just installed a Radeon R7 240 GPU.

However, the FAQ for dual graphics suggests that the hdmi cable for the monitor should be plugged into the motherboard if the internal gpu was better than the discrete card, and that it should be plugged into the GPU if the GPU was better.

But I have -no- idea of which one is better.



Another issue is that I tried to connect it to the motherboard first, but the screen remained black until I plugged it to the GPU, so if the answer is 'plug it to the motherboard to use the integrated graphics', then I'd need some help in configuring that.


All in all: AMD A10-7860k APU processor dual graphics with Radeon R7 240 GPU: Plug monitor into motherboard or GPU for better performance?