Is USB device independent of the installed primary video device?

Is the adapter independent of the video device installed in a system? Does it make a difference whether it is integrated video or a daughter board? This is regarding the USB 2.0 Plugable device.

Hi Dave,

Good question - thanks for posting.

USB graphics adapters work in conjunction with the primary graphics device in the system. As long as the graphics card in the system meets the minimum system requirements, it shouldn’t matter too much whether it’s integrated graphics or a discrete card.

DisplayLink (who provide the chips we use in our USB graphics adapters and docking stations) has a compatibility checking tool that can be run to determine of the installed video adapter is compatible. This tool can be found here if you’d like to run it on your system:…