Graphics card selection

If you want to select which GPU your program is running on (mainly on a laptop) you have the option to define what program is running on which GPU, if it is the integrated GPU or the dedicated GPU. 

Switching to the dedicated Nvidia GPU

- First, open the Nvidia Control Panel. One way to do that is right-clicking on an empty space on the desktop and choosing Nvidia Control Panel from the menu. 
- Navigate to 3D Settings > Manage 3D Settings.
- Open the tab Program Settings and choose the program from the dropdown menu. 
- Next, select the preferred graphics processor for this program from the second dropdown. Your Nvidia GPU should show as High performance Nvidia processor.

Finally, save your changes. Your program should now run with the dedicated Nvidia GPU. 

Switching to the dedicated AMD GPU

- First, open Radeon Settings. One way to do that is right-clicking on an empty space on the desktop and choosing Radeon Settings from the menu. 
- Navigate to Preferences > Additional Settings > Power > Switchable Graphics Application Settings.
- Select the program from the list of applications. If it is not in the list, click the Add Application button and select the *.exe-file of the program from the program's installation directory. This adds the program to the list and you'll be able to select it afterward.
- In the column Graphics Settings, assign the High Performance profile to the game.

Finally, apply your changes. Your game should now run with the dedicated AMD GPU. 

 

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Created by Oskar Kristinsson on 2020/01/07 10:32
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