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how do you connect 2 monitors to a pc with 1 display port

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it seems almost all motherboards only have 1 display port and 1 hdmi port, the hdmi port only runs on intergrated graphics apparently.... how do i connect 2 monitors to my pc? is it really made so stupidly that you cant use more than one screen without a specialized motherboard or a bunch of adaptors?

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All motherboard ports run from integrated graphics. And most monitors have both DP and HDMI inputs, so you use one on each.

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58 minutes ago, yepnew said:

it seems almost all motherboards only have 1 display port and 1 hdmi port, the hdmi port only runs on intergrated graphics apparently.... how do i connect 2 monitors to my pc? is it really made so stupidly that you cant use more than one screen without a specialized motherboard or a bunch of adaptors?

Given it appears you don't want to use integrated graphics, does that mean you do have a graphics card in your computer?

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3 hours ago, yepnew said:

is it really made so stupidly that you cant use more than one screen without a specialized motherboard or a bunch of adaptors?

Most people buy a discrete GPU anyway, which typically has enough ports for four monitors at once.

 

Ports on the mobo require an iGPU, which is fine for desktop use, but too weak for most game(r)s.

 

But with one HDMI and one DP you can attach two monitors, unless you have one if the few that doesn't support both.

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If your monitor supports daisy-chaining via DisplayPort MST, that would be an option. But it's pretty rare for monitors to support that. They also make HDMI to DP adapters, but they have to be active and only up to DisplayPort 1.2 is supported.

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On 5/30/2024 at 5:33 PM, whispous said:

Given it appears you don't want to use integrated graphics, does that mean you do have a graphics card in your computer?

Yes ofc, a 4080 super

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Then why are you connecting monitors to your motherboard?

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1 hour ago, Kilrah said:

Then why are you connecting monitors to your motherboard?

The input ports of the motherboard is the only thing sticking out of the pc case, the gpu is ofc entirely internal??

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Wat?

Post a photo of your PC back panel then, cause you wouldn't have built it like anyone would if that's the case.

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2 hours ago, yepnew said:

The input ports of the motherboard is the only thing sticking out of the pc case, the gpu is ofc entirely internal??

Is this alaptop?

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