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How many Monitors?

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With NVIDIA graphics cards, the onboard graphics are disabled. With AMD, they are not. I have 3 monitors. The ones on the left and right are for discord and task manager. Is it worth it to pay extra for a card like the Vega 64 or 56 to be able to use onboard graphics for the side monitors instead of plugging all of them into a GPU like a 1070ti or RTX 2070? I'm having a hard time deciding. 
At the moment, I have an XPS 8920 with an rx 480 and am able to plug the two side monitors into the motherboard.

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Why is your on board turning off with Nvidia? Seems strange. But just for a second and third monitor, you most certainly plug all into one. Wont hurt anything. Maybe a slight performance hit, i would borrow a card and test both ways.

 If you only loose 5 frames, use only one card. 

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There's no point in using onboard graphics if you have a GPU.

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55 minutes ago, overlord_pro said:

With NVIDIA graphics cards, the onboard graphics are disabled. With AMD, they are not. I have 3 monitors. The ones on the left and right are for discord and task manager. Is it worth it to pay extra for a card like the Vega 64 or 56 to be able to use onboard graphics for the side monitors instead of plugging all of them into a GPU like a 1070ti or RTX 2070? I'm having a hard time deciding. 
At the moment, I have an XPS 8920 with an rx 480 and am able to plug the two side monitors into the motherboard.

In fact its recommend plugging them all into your main GPU, it makes things smoother and more fluid, especially since most apps will still use your main gpu to process data, so go with the graphics card your most comfortable with.

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You can use onboard with nvidia cards. I use mine on every board. Not enough plugs on the cards to put them on there. 

 

 

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