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Do I need integrated graphics?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello everyone!

 

I recently built a new computer, featuring an i7 8700k, and a GTX 1070 TI. I noticed during driver installation, there wasn't anything about an integrated graphics driver. (the mb: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/TUF-Z390-PRO-GAMING/) I know very well that the 1070TI can handle gaming, however, would having an integrated graphics installed do anything at all? Would it take the strain away from the GPU during gaming, or would it not matter because the processor has to deal with it anyway? 

 

Other than that, I have a lot of ports (PCI-E of many types) to use. Would it benefit my computer if I were to have a dedicated (but weak) GPU just for handling Windows 10, and non-gaming things? Or does it really not matter too much in the end?

 

In a nutshell:

-Would an integrated graphics driver help take strain away from a single GPU

-Would having a dedicated (cheap) gpu to fill a PCI-E slot be a nice alternative to integrated graphics

-Does it even matter?


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No, you don't need, laptops use both integrated graphics and dedicated gpu for power savings. don't mess with things and enjoy that 1070ti beautifying graphics


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Since you have a CPU that's Skylake or later you could take advantage of QuickSync encoding in Premiere which is actually pretty damn good (or QS in OBS which honestly just isn't as good as NVENC). Aside from that, honestly all an iGPU is good for IMO in a desktop is if your dedicated card dies on you and you need a stop gap.


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While the "processor' is technically handling it, the integrated graphics is separate from the CPU portion of the processor. Using integrated graphics alone will not cause an increase in CPU usage in of itself. With that said, I don't think it's something you really need to concern yourself with. But it is handy to have for sure when it comes to troubleshooting, and waiting for a replacement graphics card if yours decides to die.


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having the integrated gpu won't slow anything down. It can be beneficial in certain encoding applications like @flibberdipper said. 

If you're having trouble finding it, you should be able to see it in device manager to make sure its functioning properly

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Posted · Original PosterOP

You guys are awesome! Incredibly helpful. So a couple things. 

 

I may as well have integrated graphics, since it won't do anything negative, only help if my gpu decides to *fart sound*

 

As for getting the integrated graphics to begin with, I can't find it anywhere! It wasn't in the driver list, either. 


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Windows usually just takes care of all that stuff for you when you need it, as long as it's enabled in the bios.


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1 hour ago, XPI Sigma said:

As for getting the integrated graphics to begin with, I can't find it anywhere! It wasn't in the driver list

The driver may already be installed, but you can go directly to Intel's site to get the graphics drivers required. This will also insure that you have the latest version installed or at your disposal. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you all for your help! I think the reason why I can't see the integrated is because it was "disabled" by the motherboard automatically. Because windows still showed up before the GPU was even installed.

 

Thanks again!


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