05-28-2014 01:58 AM
I know this is a common question, and I also knew that the Nvidia GPU triggered only when a 3D graphics heavy application is loaded.
It is. But I only get a bad 3D rating (1 star or so) while playing the game.
I've configured the Nvidia 3D program setting and also on a high performance battery plan. The Nvidia notification icon tray is also show that the game is loaded using the Nvidia GPU.
On other hand, when the laptop is plugged in, I get a best 3D rating on the same game. How is it possible?
It is not comfortable due to the fact that I have to plug in the laptop whenever I want to play the game to get the best performance.
Any solutions? Thanks in advance.
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05-28-2014 07:23 AM
When on battery the Nvidia GPU stays at 2D speeds and does not ramp up to 3D speeds due to power saving. You can change that in your power options but you will kill you battery in like 30 mins or something like that.
05-28-2014 11:54 AM
No matter how many High performance settings you enable, you will never get the same gaming power from the battery which you can get plugged in.
The Battery simply cannot support the GPU for the amount of power that it needs to play games. At best, you can play at mediocre performance.
05-28-2014 01:09 PM
Yea, the batteries in all the newer Y-Series notebooks lack the power to run the GPU at full speed when not plugged in. It's the same reason you can't run SLI in the notebooks without the upgraded power adapter.