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Yes! It used to be that the motherboard handled graphics, but its on the CPU now, so as long as the motherboard supports output of that (most do, generally indicated by outputs) then you should be good! 

 

It sound like your fine :P

I'm getting ready to build a desktop for the first time, and there is one thing I want clarification on before I spend money.  One of the specs listed for motherboards is "onboard video chipset", and it seems that different manufacturers can't seem to agree on what exactly this spec now means.  

 

Lets say I get one of the new Skylake cpu's.  As long as the motherboard has the correct socket, will I be able to use the Intel HD 530 graphics (and associated features like Intel Quick Sync and Intel Clear Video HD) regardless of what the motherboard has listed under "onboard video chipset"?

 

Thanks for helping a noob.  :D

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Yep. If the CPU has integrated graphics, you can use the Intel HD graphics regardless of it has listed. :)

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Yes! It used to be that the motherboard handled graphics, but its on the CPU now, so as long as the motherboard supports output of that (most do, generally indicated by outputs) then you should be good! 

 

It sound like your fine :P

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I'm getting ready to build a desktop for the first time, and there is one thing I want clarification on before I spend money.  One of the specs listed for motherboards is "onboard video chipset", and it seems that different manufacturers can't seem to agree on what exactly this spec now means.  

 

Lets say I get one of the new Skylake cpu's.  As long as the motherboard has the correct socket, will I be able to use the Intel HD 530 graphics (and associated features like Intel Quick Sync and Intel Clear Video HD) regardless of what the motherboard has listed under "onboard video chipset"?

 

Thanks for helping a noob.  :D

Normally you should be able to use the integrated graphics but you will be resticted a lot by the power of them... gaming is just about "not done" on integrated graphics

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I'm getting ready to build a desktop for the first time, and there is one thing I want clarification on before I spend money.  One of the specs listed for motherboards is "onboard video chipset", and it seems that different manufacturers can't seem to agree on what exactly this spec now means.  

 

Lets say I get one of the new Skylake cpu's.  As long as the motherboard has the correct socket, will I be able to use the Intel HD 530 graphics (and associated features like Intel Quick Sync and Intel Clear Video HD) regardless of what the motherboard has listed under "onboard video chipset"?

 

Thanks for helping a noob.  :D

 

If you can link us to the specific motherboard you were looking at then we can make a more solid confirmation. However, from general knowledge, since Intel HD graphics is built into the CPU itself, any motherboard should be able to leverage that built in GPU as long as it supports that CPU. I haven't seen an onboard video chipset for a long time. 

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Normally you should be able to use the integrated graphics but you will be resticted a lot by the power of them... gaming is just about "not done" on integrated graphics

I'm not planning to game.  The most strenuous thing I'm going to do, graphics wise, is watch DVD rips.

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I'm not planning to game.  The most strenuous thing I'm going to do, graphics wise, is watch DVD rips.

then you'll be fine! just make sure the motherboard has the right display connector ;-)

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If you can link us to the specific motherboard you were looking at then we can make a more solid confirmation. However, from general knowledge, since Intel HD graphics is built into the CPU itself, any motherboard should be able to leverage that built in GPU as long as it supports that CPU. I haven't seen an onboard video chipset for a long time. 

From what I read, integrated GPU's have long since moved from the motherboard to the CPU.  But since "onboard video chipset" is still a listed spec for motherboards, and because different manufacturers seem to list different things in there, I wasn't sure if there was some necessary motherboard spec needed to use CPU integrated graphics.

 

I haven't chosen out a motherboard yet, but thank you for your help.  :)

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then you'll be fine! just make sure the motherboard has the right display connector ;-)

That would be RCA, right?  :P

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