Onboard video and video card at the same time?


J

John Doe

I'm wondering if modern mainboards (with Windows XP) allow for using
both the onboard video and a video card at the same time.

The specific mainboard is this one.
GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H AM2+/AM2 (onboard video is ATI Radeon HD 3200).
My video card is NVIDIA 7000 series.
 
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Michael Hawes

John Doe said:
I'm wondering if modern mainboards (with Windows XP) allow for using
both the onboard video and a video card at the same time.

The specific mainboard is this one.
GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H AM2+/AM2 (onboard video is ATI Radeon HD 3200).
My video card is NVIDIA 7000 series.
YES.

Mike.
 
P

Paul

John said:
I'm wondering if modern mainboards (with Windows XP) allow for using
both the onboard video and a video card at the same time.

The specific mainboard is this one.
GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H AM2+/AM2 (onboard video is ATI Radeon HD 3200).
My video card is NVIDIA 7000 series.

"... ATI Hybrid CrossFireX support", so the answer is yes.

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products...oard&ProductID=2758&ProductName=GA-MA78GM-S2H

http://game.amd.com/us-en/crossfirex_hybrid.aspx

"...by enabling an AMD 780 integrated graphics processor and a discrete
graphics processor to operate simultaneously"

Are you planning on using a 125W processor ? The new generation of boards
seem to be a bit weak in the Vcore department. Read the reviews and
also have a look at the Anandtech article.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16813128090

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3279&p=2

Paul
 
G

GTS

THe ne w780G boards only support a couple of cards in Hybrid Crossfire, and
only in Vista.
A real shame - I was quite excited about them when first announced but these
limitations, plus reports from purchasers that they do not allow custom
resultions through the HDMI-out (only standard HD res's - 720p, 1080i etc)
have put me right off!
 
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sbb78247

GTS said:
THe ne w780G boards only support a couple of cards in Hybrid
Crossfire, and only in Vista.
A real shame - I was quite excited about them when first announced
but these limitations, plus reports from purchasers that they do not
allow custom resultions through the HDMI-out (only standard HD res's
- 720p, 1080i etc) have put me right off!

Just like anything else, the first generation gets you interested, but
actually works well a couple of revisions later.

--
sbb78247

resident redneck alt.os.windows-xp

you aint frum 'round here are ya boy!
 

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