Trying to figure out graphics hardware on my motherboard

Greetings of the day!
Current old build: AMD FX 4300/Gigabyte 78LMT-USB3 Version 5.0./1*8GB Transcend RAM/AOC E1670 Swu.
Objective: Upgrade to entry to mid-level workstation.
I am getting an HDMI/DVI-D capable computer monitor(BenQ GW2270HM). Also adding 1*8GB Transcend RAM.
Does my motherboard have integrated graphics?
Also I want to get a professional/Workstation mid-level graphics card for this build.

I know this:
1. A computer/IT system requires some sort of specialized hardware to output display.
2. CPU: AMD FX series do not have GPU inside them.
3. Older motherboards USED to have integrated graphics.
4. Confusion: If my motherboard does not have integrated graphics, how am I getting a display at all?

Lshw output:
*-pci:0
description: Host bridge
product: RS780 Host Bridge
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 00
width: 64 bits
clock: 66MHz
configuration: latency=32
*-pci:0
description: PCI bridge
product: RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx)
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pci ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
resources: ioport:e000(size=4096) memory:fdd00000-fdefffff ioport:d0000000(size=268435456)
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: RS780L [Radeon 3000]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
physical id: 5
bus info: pci@0000:01:05.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
resources: irq:18 memory:d0000000-dfffffff ioport:ee00(size=256) memory:fdee0000-fdeeffff memory:fdd00000-fddfffff memory:c0000-dffff


Sincerely
Dr A Galib.
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  1. Your motherboard does have an integrated graphics chip, as per those specs (see "Onboard Graphics")

    https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-78LMT-USB3-rev-41#sp

    However, it is a very bad quality one, not only in terms of speed, but also in terms of bare image quality (I had this motherboard at work once, immediately had to add a graphics card to fix the blurry image, horrible experience).

    You can get pretty much any PCI-e graphics card on the market, as long as it fits in your case, and as long as your power supply is up to the task. Your current "graphics card" (it really does not deserve to be called like that, but I have to, lol) can then be safely disabled in BIOS.

    Just make sure you connect the monitor to the video output on your new card ;)
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  2. herrwizo said:
    Your motherboard does have an integrated graphics chip, as per those specs (see "Onboard Graphics")

    https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-78LMT-USB3-rev-41#sp

    However, it is a very bad quality one, not only in terms of speed, but also in terms of bare image quality (I had this motherboard at work once, immediately had to add a graphics card to fix the blurry image, horrible experience).

    You can get pretty much any PCI-e graphics card on the market, as long as it fits in your case, and as long as your power supply is up to the task. Your current "graphics card" (it really does not deserve to be called like that, but I have to, lol) can then be safely disabled in BIOS.

    Just make sure you connect the monitor to the video output on your new card ;)

    Many thanks!
    Reply to galib20
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