Do I need to connect the graphics card to the monitor


So I just built a computer and installed the Nvidia Geforce GTX 660. I already connect my computer to the monitor via VGA, but the install manual says that I have to connect my graphics card to my monitor via VGA. Can I just connect it by HDMI or what?

Best Answer

Your motherboard has an integrated VGA port. If you connect your monitor to that port, you are not using your NVIDIA card but the MB's on-board one,

In order to use your card, you need to connect your monitor to a port on your card. Since your card has no VGA port, you need to connect your monitor to it either via HDMI or DisplayPort or DVI.

If you are connected via a VGA port, then you are not connected to your graphics card but just to your integrated graphics chip.

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