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on the manual i downloaded for my MSi z68 board that i ordered. it says to in order to use i-mode the monitor must be connected to the onboard graphics card and for D-mode the discrete card. does this mean i have to move my connection each time i wanna use a certain mode or can i connect to both at the same time and just switch it on my OS?
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Long story short:
*d-mode gives priority to the discrete graphics with the IGP virtualized; you get maximum performance from the discrete graphics card, but also the features of the IGP
*i-mode - priority to the IGP which makes for a lower power consumption (dGPU shut down in 2D mode), but slightly lower performance as the dGPU is virtualized.

Depending on your priority you must choose one mode or the other: low power OR full speed. Then you plug the monitor and you have access to both GPUs in both modes - what changes is weather it's power saving oriented or performance oriented.
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where do you plug your monitor into? the onboard video slot or the discrete card? the manual was telling me to have in one OR the other depending on the mode i want. i dont want to have to keep unplugging my monitor just to switch modes.
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The monitor is plugged into the discrete card for d-mode, thus giving the card priority and giving more performance. The monitor is plugged into the onboard for i-mode, thus giving the IGP priority and saving power.
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