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USB to HDMI compatibility

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have recently looked at USB 3.0 to HDMI adapters on the internet and seen them used with laptops to connect to multiple displays. This seems useful for a project for me, but i am unsure if it would be possible to use a USB 3 to HDMI adapter to connect a monitor to my desktop, whilst i also have other monitors connected to a discrete graphics card. I am aware that the graphics card has display drivers to make it work, but i dont know if those diaplay drivers (for gtx 1060) will prevent another monitor from connecting via usb and all of the monitors working together in windows. I do not expect to be gaming on the monitor connected by usb, as it will not be connected to the GPU, that monitor would just be for general desktop use whereas i use the monitors connected to the gpu for gaming. Does anyone have any insight on the feasability of this? thanks.

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Those are actually little low power GPUs, so they'll have their own drivers and be seen as additional display adapters.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

So will one of those adapters work if i also have other monitors plugged into my main display adapter (namely my graphics card)?

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Yes, you can have as many display adapters as you want on a system.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I understand this but i am not using it for a regular use case. I plan to put a small monitor inside my pc and it would be easier to power the display over USB so that i can just use one of the headers off the motherboard instead of taking up one of the ports on my graphics card.

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