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You'd probably want an external graphics card with 2 HDMI and 1 VGA. It would be faster for you, but don't forget to plug your monitors into the GPU xD
Nothing's better, you just have to choose what you're looking for. AMD APUs are a nice cheap easy package and will produce a quieter cooler machine. You can get more power from a discrete setup. If you pair the right AMD card with an APU, you can get the two GPUs working together crossfire style, but that's a seperate question from whether you can run dual monitors. if you have the right ports on your motherboard, you can run dual monitors with just the iGPU or just the discrete one.
Dual graphics is about increasing the power of your GPU. But it's not a magic bullet. There are discrete GPUs that together with an AM3 FX would probably be cheaper per FPS than getting an FM2 APU and adding a GPU for dual graphics. One thing the dual graphics is great for is providing a cheap upgrade later -- so use APU alone for now because you can't afford discrete yet, and then add the appropriate R7 card later. If you can afford discrete now, maybe consider an AM3 motherboard and fx processor combo instead of FM2 and an APU.
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Yes, I did, my bad xD Woops
first lets start by saying its not the motherboard, but the CPU/APU that has the integrated graphics. The motherboard must also support it for it to work... and just because you get a discrete GPU doesnt mean you have to get non integrated CPUs or Motherboards (just in case there was a question). In fact, its not bad to have it as a backup in case the GPU fails.
You can easily run 2 monitors off an integrated gpu. One from the HDMI and one from the DVI plug. the upper end AMD APUs (A10-7700 for example) has an R7 260x built in.. its actually not to shabby and can even run Fallout 4.
Budget! How much do you want to spend on a new PC? this make a big difference.. a dedicated GPU can cost $150 to $650 alone ;)
This could improve further, too. Intel has teamed up with Raptr, a utility that can optimise games for each graphics card. It is able to balance detail and frame rate to produce better performance than you would achieve through the standard settings.