Windows 10: Can I enable my laptop to use 1 GPU for everything? (Laptop has 2) Solved

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  1.    17 May 2017 #11

    In my case its an APU (CPU and GPU in the same package) and a dedicated mobile GPU. My 7660G is in my A-10 APU and my 7670M in on the motherboard. They share the HDMI out jack. That's why they call it switchable.
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       17 May 2017 #12

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Yes, I can set it to use a specific GPU for a specific program/game in Catalyst Control Center. I'm lucky in that my setup is AMD/AMD. And not Intel/AMD or Intel/NVidia. The mixed GPU types can be tricky to setup the way you want them.
    I did do this, and I set the global settings to max performance. But as you stated, it might not fully work because the GPU's are of two different brands. I'll go see now if my FPS has increased because of this.
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       17 May 2017 #13

    Further read up on that type of model implies that it is permanently set to the AMD Graphics Card. I leave you to research that one in detail.
    So it appears that is it.
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  4.    17 May 2017 #14

    If I go down to taskbar notifications (down by the clock) and right click Catalyst Control Center, I get a "Configure Graphics" and a "Configure Switchable Graphics" option. The configure switchable graphics option takes me to a screen where I can set what App uses what card. The other option takes me to the main CCC page. There are so many settings in there dealing with switchable graphics that I have no idea where you start. The Power Global setting I guess. If I go to Performance > AMD Dual graphics there is a disable option. Indications are though, that locks me into the APU, not the GPU. The green arrow points to APU when I select disable and GPU gets greyed out.
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  5.    17 May 2017 #15

    Forgot to mention, device manager lists both adapters under display adapters. It lists "AMD Radeon HD 7660m Series" and "AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7600M Dual Graphics"
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  6.    17 May 2017 #16

    Julesrowland said: View Post
    I did do this, and I set the global settings to max performance. But as you stated, it might not fully work because the GPU's are of two different brands. I'll go see now if my FPS has increased because of this.
    The deal with different manufactures is, usually, you need the graphics driver provided by the manufacturer of the PC. They do up a custom driver to handle the two different GPU's. Installing an Intel driver, and then a NVidia driver doesn't work so well. The switchable graphics don't work as intended. Mine being AMD/AMD means I can just install the latest catalyst from right from AMD and it works. I just run what windows update gives me though, which works just fine, switchable graphics too.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 (build 15063), 64-bit
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       18 May 2017 #17

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    If I go down to taskbar notifications (down by the clock) and right click Catalyst Control Center, I get a "Configure Graphics" and a "Configure Switchable Graphics" option. The configure switchable graphics option takes me to a screen where I can set what App uses what card. The other option takes me to the main CCC page. There are so many settings in there dealing with switchable graphics that I have no idea where you start. The Power Global setting I guess. If I go to Performance > AMD Dual graphics there is a disable option. Indications are though, that locks me into the APU, not the GPU. The green arrow points to APU when I select disable and GPU gets greyed out.
    This seemed to work (It's telling me it'll prioritise performance) I'm going to mark this as solved now. Thank you .
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  •    18 May 2017 #18

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