My mother uses an old computer with Intel DG45ID motherboard. It has an internal GMA 4500 GPU which supports up to 2048*1536 resolution (I assume the mobile GPU is no more capable than the desktop variant). I have a 2560*1440 monitor (Dell U2717D). I connected it to the computer with an hdmi cable and the maximal resolution offered is 1920*1080 (actually 1920*1200, but that is different aspect ratio). I bought ASUS 210-SL-TC1GD3-L external graphics card. It lists 2560*1440 as its maximal resolution. However, when I installed it into the computer and connected the monitor, it still offers just the same 1920*1080 resolution. How come?
The software is Ubuntu 18.04 and I installed the proprietary Nvidia drivers, but that did not change anything.