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VGA is GPU intensive?

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#1 JimmyKarter


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:30 PM

Is it possible that using the VGA port on my computer is slowing the GPU really badly?


I looked at some videos of my graphics card, it's a low/medium end GPU, but people play Battlefield 3 with it no problem.

In fact with VGA my computer is slower than my medium-end laptop. Is it possible that somehow my computer is running through integrated graphics, or is VGA slow on my GPU?


Sorry I can't use HDMI at least for a while, my monitor is somehow incompatible when I plug in HDMI since it's slightly old.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:51 AM

........s it possible that somehow my computer is running through integrated graphics...............?


The cable connected to monitor is plugged into the output of video card.....right? If so, then you are using the video card.


For more info....give some details on your computer. Age, brand, model, video card info.

Older computers did require manually changes in the bios when switching to video card.


Have you checked manufacturer's site to see if there are any useful driver updates for the card?

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#3 jonuk76


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:34 AM

VGA vs. DVI vs. HDMI should make no difference to the rendering performance of the card.  At least it never has in my experience, nor have I ever read of it affecting performance.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 05:17 PM

But is like buddy215 mentioned if the intigrated graphics are not disabled that would cause an issue though I doubt the card would work if still set to intigrated.

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