What is integrated graphics on an Intel processor?

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October 11, 2020 at 20:52:13
Specs: Windows 10, 3.70 gigahertz Intel Core i5-9600K/64 GB RAM
Ok, I feel kind of dumb asking this question but what is integrated graphics on an Intel processor. I know it's indicated with the F (if lacking) at the end of the model. But, what is it? Putting in a processor that has integrated graphics doesn't add an HDMI or VGA port to the back of the PC. So, how do you get the video out of the processor? If you have to have a video card to get the port, then why have integrated graphics on the processor?

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October 11, 2020 at 23:27:34
The processor plugs into a motherboard. Motherboards are
designed for specific families of processors. A motherboard
for any processor that has integrated graphics has everything
needed to support the integrated graphics, including an HDMI
port on the motherboard itself.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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October 12, 2020 at 05:23:43
A motherboard has to be designed to support a processor's integrated GPU. It would have to have graphics ports (HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, or VGA) & be able to allocate system RAM for graphics use. The integrated GPU doesn't have to be used, it's up to the end user if it's adequate or if a discrete graphics card is needed. Intel's F-series still has the integrated GPU but it's disabled.


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