Question Using onboard graphics for 2nd display

Nexrus

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Hello,

I'm running a dual monitor setup with a 2070. One monitor is 144Hz, while the 2nd one is 60Hz. There seems to be a common issue where gaming performance is severely effected when watching a video (YouTube, Twitch, etc) on the 2nd monitor. I've tried all the recommended solutions (disable hardware acceleration, disable g-sync, chrome ad-dons, etc) and nothing seems to fix the issue.

The only suggestion I've not tried is using my onboard GPU to run my 2nd monitor. I have no problem giving this a try but can anyone tell me if there are any negative effects from doing so?

Any advice and help is much appreciated.
 

Nexrus

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The only problem would be if the BIOS disables the iGPU when there is a gfx card in the PCIe x16 slot or not.
Btw, how do you watch a movie/video while gaming?
It’s usualy a sports game or twitch. I’ll watch during load screens and slow parts of the video game. It’s really not that hard...

Are you sure the gpu is the limiting factor? Things like YouTube and Twitch are dependent on the cpu and not gpu.
Nah, CPU usage doesn’t jump up enough. And it’s not a GPU resource issue either. It happens with any game you play, even ones that are not demanding at all. It’s something with the multiple refresh rates.
 

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