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    • r2015
    • By r2015 8th Jan 18, 3:43 PM
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    new motherboard
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    • 8th Jan 18, 3:43 PM
    new motherboard 8th Jan 18 at 3:43 PM
    I am needing a new computer as my grandson wants my present computer as his is not powerful enough for what he needs 64 bit Windows 10 with 8 GB memory and a SSD but mine is.


    I would take his old computer but I need a better motherboard than the old one which is an ASUS M2N-MX motherboard.


    Is there a motherboard which has better onboard graphics than an AMD Radeon 6670? as I will be happy with a computer roughly the same speed and specs as my old one and it will save on buying a graphics card.


    Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2PV with an i3 intel processor and an AMD Radeon 6670 graphics card and 8 GB memory.


    Just realised I also need a motherboard with 2 video outputs as I have 2 monitors.
    Last edited by r2015; 08-01-2018 at 4:13 PM.
    Another year, past 71 now and getting even more forgetful and tending to ramble more.
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    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 8th Jan 18, 4:48 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 4:48 PM
    You could go for a AMD A8 which should be capable of this
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 8th Jan 18, 10:09 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 10:09 PM
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£89.99 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AB350M-D3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£60.26 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£90.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: SK hynix - SL308 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£52.98 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.50 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GT 1030 2GB Phoenix Fan OC Video Card (£54.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Case: Fractal Design - Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£33.97 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: be quiet! - Pure Power 10 400W 80+ Silver Certified ATX Power Supply (£47.06 @ Ebuyer)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£85.62 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £553.35
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-08 22:07 GMT+0000
    • r2015
    • By r2015 10th Jan 18, 4:49 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 4:49 PM
    So there isn't a suitable motherboard that I can get that does not require a graphics card?
    Another year, past 71 now and getting even more forgetful and tending to ramble more.
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    • A.Penny.Saved
    • By A.Penny.Saved 10th Jan 18, 5:40 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 5:40 PM
    Providing the graphics 3D work is relatively low end and gaming is not required, many motherboards with onboard graphics can output to more than one display. Lower priced motherboards might sacrifice multiple connections to keep costs down.

    I would of thought that an AMD CPU would do what you need and have fairly decent graphic performance. Intel CPU graphic performance is fairly low and Intel CPU's do have the fault which will impair performance.
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 10th Jan 18, 6:33 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 6:33 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 6:33 PM
    What program/ game is he running?
    • emptybox
    • By emptybox 10th Jan 18, 6:59 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 6:59 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 6:59 PM
    Integrated graphics nowadays are CPU dependent rather than motherboard dependent. But obviously it's up to the motherboard as to which output sockets it has (almost all have more than one).

    The latest higher end AMD or Intel CPUs will have better graphics performance than a discrete Radeon HD 6670 card.
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