I have a laptop with an intel CPU/GPU combo (i7-4810Q) and a Discrete/Hybrid AMD Radeon HD 8790M.
I have installed the latest Radeon Software (20.3.1) and under "Switchable Graphics" I have a few programs that have a "lock" on them. See attached. I am interested especially in PDR.exe to be associated with the "High Performance" GPU. It is a video editing software that cannot use the AMD hardware.
Can anyone explain why is that locked?
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Have you seen this video - it is for an Nvidia GPU where Nvidia Control Panel is unable to make Cyberlink Power Director use the Discrete Laptop Graphics either.
It looks like you have to use the following setttings on your laptop:
Display Settings -> Graphics Settings and choose which GPU the application should run on.
Since I have a desktop PC with multiple GPUs attached - it is selecting the two RX Vega (64 & 56 in this case) that I have attached. I also have an R9 390X and an Nvidia RTX2080 OC connected so i will have to work out how to set a low power and a high power GPU in that case.
Here is what I see.
Maybe you have already tried this solution out.
I know nothing about PDR, but if it is a OGL application, laptops will use the integrated graphics by default.
Here is a old post from HP...all laptops are the same:
You should ask the laptop manufacturer..use their support venue.
Edit: You can try disabling the on-board/integrated/switchable graphics and force the laptop to use the discrete graphics...this is done in the bios. The HP article describes the process.
Check for a bios update from the manufacturer.
There isn't such an option in BIOS. Probably there isn't the actual hardware like on the HP laptops that you quote.
My laptop it's a Dell Latitude E6540.
Yes,I have installed the latest one from Dec 2019.
Also I am confused what that missing OpenGL API is, because supposedly I have OpenGL installed:
Do you know what the PDR.exe executable is?
A quick search seems to indicate it is most likely CyberLink Power Director version 15 executable.
Is that software installed on your laptop?
If that is correct then exit the software / kill it first.
Then try mouse Right Click on the launch Icon for the program and select "Run as Administrator".
Then open AMD Radeon Settings and go to "Switchable Graphics" options and see if it is unlocked.
It is Power Director version 18 (current one). It won't have available the encoding hardware acceleration available for this card.