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Sorwardi
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Using Nvidia Geforce and Intel hd graphics both at once for gaming

Helloo,

I am new in the community.I bought lenovo y50 last month.It comes with Nvidia Geforce gtx 860M dedicated graphics and Intel HD 4600 intigrated graphics. Its a gaming laptop though i am facing some leggings in some high permorfance games.

Can i use The Nvidia Geforce Graphics and Indigrated Intel HD graphycs..both while gaming......??

 

Thank you...Help will be appreciated....

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Re: Using Nvidia Geforce and Intel hd graphics both at once for gaming

Only the dedictaed GPU will be used during gaming (860M)

This card is good enough to play most new games at med/high settings?

 

What kind of problems are you facing?

Which game and what settings are you playing on?

Have you enabled Tessellation, Ambient Occlusion or MSAA in the game?

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Re: Using Nvidia Geforce and Intel hd graphics both at once for gaming

One thing you can do to ensure highest perfomance on games is go to the Nvidia Control Panel, Manage 3D Settings, Programs, then find the game you want and set it to use only NVIDIA High Performance (or Discrete) graphics.

 

You can't use both cards at the same time as of writing this (DirectX 11), but with the arrival of Windows 10 and DirectX 12 on July 29 you will be able to use both at once to increase performance. Until then, though, it is simply not possible to use both at once. The best option is to just use the GTX 860M.

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Sorwardi
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Re: Using Nvidia Geforce and Intel hd graphics both at once for gaming

Thak you for your reply..
Sorwardi
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Re: Using Nvidia Geforce and Intel hd graphics both at once for gaming

I can play all new games in medium graphics settings...but in high graphics settings it becomes leggy......so is there any way to use both graphics at once ...???so that gaming performance would be better
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Re: Using Nvidia Geforce and Intel hd graphics both at once for gaming

Well, 860M is a medium level card, and it should be able to run most games at med/high settings and 1080p resolution.

 

If you try to push the game graphics with Tessellation, Ambient Occlusion then your FPS will come down drastically.

As ArchLinux mentioned you cannot use both the cards in DX11, wait for DX12.

 

I am not sure which games you are trying, at what settings and what is the fps???

Without this data it is very difficult to judge your scenario.

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Re: Using Nvidia Geforce and Intel hd graphics both at once for gaming

Even with DX12, I'm guessing it will require games to be written for, updated for, or patched for multiadapter support.

You could consider overclocking the 860M, at your own risk.

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