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Using a video card just for the GPU?


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#1 fish0

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:23 PM

Nvidia sells a brand of high-end graphics cards, the Tesla, that are used only for the GPU rather than as a video adapter and most do not even have video output.

I was wondering if I could use a regular graphics card the same way. I want to use a pci-e card so that it speeds up my games, but I want to plug in the monitor cable into either the integrated graphics socket, or the socket of a conventional PCI card. The reason is that the card I am using is an old radeon X1300 that requires a dual-link DVI cable, which is something I do not have and would rather not buy.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:04 AM

I do not believe so.

I am fairly certain that when a dedicated graphics card is added to the system it defaults to that dedicated card so it is not expecting output through the integrated.

I'm not sure why you have an opposition to getting a DVI cable, they are not too expensive.

Maybe this will help?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814998101
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