AMD Switchable Graphics: How to switch GPU?


  1. Posts : 97
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    AMD Switchable Graphics: How to switch GPU?


    Hi,

    I just upgraded my AMD Graphics driver on my notebook which has AMD Switchable (dual) Graphics.

    The new GUI application is completely different, I can't seem to find where can I assign which GPU is to run the given application?

    This is a notebook and I don't game a lot, I want manual control over what can use the high-performance GPU.

    In the past, with the old 2018 AMD graphics app, I could easily select this but now I'm lost. Please help me find this setting!AMD Switchable Graphics: How to switch GPU?-newamd.png
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  2. Posts : 24
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       #2

    I don't think Windows 10 support switchable GPU's..
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  3. Posts : 1,964
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    Windows 10 certainly does support switchable graphics with Intel and Nvidia.
    Looks like they are just starting to incorporate this in to Windows 10 settings.

    The Windows 10 settings for AMD looks to be exactly same as Nvidia.

    This is AMD/AMD:
    YouTube

    This is mine which is Intel/Nvidia, Windows 10 settings way:
    Attachment 270317
    The Nvidia Control Panel way is better, more options. But basically does the same job.
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  4. Posts : 24
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    From when it is possible for you ?

    I have an old AMD 6770M, and I still failed to find a proper installation..
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    I believe you need Driver model: WDDM 2.0 or higher ? the Intel i5-4200M just meets that.

    The i7-2630QM is a couple of years older so I guess it does not meet that requirement. No idea about the AMD 6770M
    In the Run box put "dxdiag" that will tell you the WDDM level of the integrated and discrete video chipsets.
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  6. Posts : 97
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    Thank you for your replies!
    My notebook sports a relatively recent, 8th generation Intel CPU and a suitable AMD graphics chip so this should and does work, windows 10 definitely supports it, that is not the problem.

    The problem is that AMD seems to have removed the settings pane for this feature from their control panel, or maybe I just cannot find it. I had it in the 2018-2019 version but not in the new 2020 version.

    The other suggestion is more interesting:
    i did notice that setting in Windows 10 PC Settings, and I can confirm it does work. I can define there what runs where, on which gpu and it is taken accordingly.

    So is it possible Microsoft took over?

    Anyway, I consider this solved now. Solution is to go to PC SETTINGS and use the settings there instead. Thank you all, especially Helmut
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  7. Posts : 1,964
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    "So is it possible Microsoft took over?"
    I guess this is just part of the continuous moving of settings in to the Windows 10 settings.
    Obviously being in the Nvidia camp, I have no idea about the AMD Control Panel.
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    ish4d0w said:
    Thank you for your replies!
    My notebook sports a relatively recent, 8th generation Intel CPU and a suitable AMD graphics chip so this should and does work, windows 10 definitely supports it, that is not the problem.

    The problem is that AMD seems to have removed the settings pane for this feature from their control panel, or maybe I just cannot find it. I had it in the 2018-2019 version but not in the new 2020 version.

    The other suggestion is more interesting:
    i did notice that setting in Windows 10 PC Settings, and I can confirm it does work. I can define there what runs where, on which gpu and it is taken accordingly.

    So is it possible Microsoft took over?

    Anyway, I consider this solved now. Solution is to go to PC SETTINGS and use the settings there instead. Thank you all, especially Helmut
    AMD just recently redesigned their Radeon Software -- and it looks very different now. The current Radeon Driver is 20.2.2 -- so if you don't have that, it could be why certain settings are not available in the Radeon settings.
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  9. Posts : 24
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    @Helmut
    Helmut said:
    I believe you need Driver model: WDDM 2.0 or higher ? the Intel i5-4200M just meets that.

    The i7-2630QM is a couple of years older so I guess it does not meet that requirement. No idea about the AMD 6770M
    In the Run box put "dxdiag" that will tell you the WDDM level of the integrated and discrete video chipsets.
    Hi, Any chance you can try explain me the problem ? (And I can resolve it in any way ?)
    This is my Thread:
    HP Pavilion dv6 with Switchable graphic card -

    Thank you !
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    My laptop which I bought in 2018 has an AMD Ryzen 7 2700U APU with integrated graphics. It also has a dedicated graphics chip. My GPUs are:
    1. Radeon Vega 10 (1GB shared)
    2. Radeon RX 540 (2GB dedicated)

    I just update my graphics driver to the latest version. I now have:
    AMD Driver: 27.20.1000.17016 (3/13/2020)
    with AMD Radeon Settings App: 20.10.00.17

    In AMD Radeon Settings: System > Switchable Graphics. For each application I have these choices:
    -Power Saving
    -High Performance
    -Based on Power Source

    If I select "High Performance" the application will use the better performing Radeon RX 540.

    My AMD Radeon Settings App looks the same as the old one

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