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Adomce123
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Lenovo Y520 dedicated GPU not showing

Hey guys,

 

I just bought this computer today and I have encountered this problem. When I go to control panel -> display / dxdiag / AIDA64, I can only see Intel HD 630, but not my GTX 1050. I have tried reinstalling latest drivers and I changed the settings in NVIDIA control panel. I am using Windows 10 Pro. Thank you Smiley Happy

 

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Re: Lenovo Y520 dedicated GPU not showing

Hi Adomce123

 

Welcome to the Community Forums. 

 

Have you tried running dx diag with a high graphic application software running alongside?

 

The automatic switch from Intel to NVIDIA would happen when there is demand for it thus you were allowed to re install NVIDIA drivers and use the NVIDIA control setting since it was available in your system. This can also be checked in your device manager as well as lenovo diagnostics to confirm if the NVIDIA device if available.

 

Try going in the BIOS and verify options under Configuration Menu for graphic device to run on Discrete or UMA only as option. F10 to save setting before exit.

 

Update us how it goes.

 

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Re: Lenovo Y520 GPU not showing

Hi there,

 

This is possibly because of NVIDIA Optimus.

 

Can you see the GPU in Control Panel under Device manager > Display Adapters?

 Download CPUID HWMonitor and GPU-z and see if they detect the GPU?

 

If you are trying to run a benchmark they try the free version of 3DMark in Steam.

Thanks.

 

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Re: Lenovo Y520 GPU not showing

Thank you for a reply,

 

Yes, I can see my GTX 1050 in GpuZ and device manager (should I try disabling Intel 630?). I tried to play Skyrim recently and I can get 45fps on ultra. However, I only got like 10 fps in 3Dmark benchmark GPU test. Including a photo below

 

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Re: Lenovo Y520 dedicated GPU not showing

Thank you for a reply,

 

Yes, I can see my GTX 1050 in GpuZ and device manager (should I try disabling Intel 630?). I tried to play Skyrim recently and I can get 45fps on ultra. However, I only got like 10 fps in 3Dmark benchmark GPU test. Do you think my GPU is working then? Including a photo below

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Re: Lenovo Y520 dedicated GPU not showing

Hi Adomce123

 

You do have NVIDIA and as expected, it would run automatically upon demand.

 

Similar discussion on switching from Intel to discrete graphics here.

Benchmarking on discrete graphics here.

 

Related article here:

Enabling Applications to run with the NVIDIA Graphics Processor

How to Force Graphics Options in PC Games with NVIDIA, AMD, or Intel Graphics

 

Seems your machine is working as expected.

You may take time to review highlighted links for additional reference. 

 

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Re: Lenovo Y520 GPU not showing

No, there is no need to Disable the Intel 630. Is there a specific need to run the AIDA64 benchmark?

As for the 3D mark, for laptop the test to run is TimeSpy (not 3D Mark Extreme or Firestrike). Did you run TimeSpy?

 

Are you concerned about the laptop performance?

 

Thanks.

 

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Re: Lenovo Y520 GPU not showing

Yes, I was playing TimeSpy and only got 10- 15 fps. Should it be like that? I also played Witcher 3 today and got around 40fps on High and Battlefield 3 around 40fps on high. I will include my specs below

 

i5-7300HQ 2.5 GHz

GTX 1050 4GB

8GB RAM

1TB+125 SSD

 

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Re: Lenovo Y520 GPU not showing

Cannot comment about the benchmark, but the performance seems great.

 

I have the GTX1060 model (Y720) and I get 60 fps in Witcher 3 on high. If you have any other concern, then I will be happy to help.

Thanks.

 

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Re: Lenovo Y520 GPU not showing

One more question, is there a way to tell when the dedicated GPU starts working? I think you can tell that as the fans getting louder? But is there a more accurate way to know? 

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