Combining USB Graphics with onboard graphics – possible?

Updated on 31-10-2016 in USB Graphics
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I have an Inspiron 15 – 3000 series with an Intel HD Graphics adapter. Onboard connecivity via HDMI.
I am thinking of purchasing a “USB 3.0 to DVI-I and HDMI Graphics Adapter”.

Is it possible to combine both onboard graphics and the USB Graphics adapter to potentially connect three monitors?

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0 on 31-10-2016

Hi Xpression2020,

Yes that should be possible.
Most Notebook manufacturers do have a build in limitation for the amount of external screens the notebook will support, but i have not heard of notebooks supporting less than 2 external screens ..
The USB2.0 will only allow you to ouput 1 x 1080p, so you will need to use the USB3.0 ouput on the notebook to be bale to do 2 x 1080P 60Hz.
First install software and when done connect the Extenal Graphics Adapter.

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0 on 31-10-2016

Thank you MST1407.

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