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Game using the wrong GPU resulting in horrible FPS

Question asked by lordstanley on Jun 8, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 9, 2016 by lordstanley

Hey guys,


So here's the deal. I recently got Overwatch and the problem is that the game keeps selecting the Integrated GPU rather than the dedicated one.

My system is a MSI GX70. Here are some specs:

OS: Windows 8.1 (x64)

CPU: AMD A10-5750M with an integrated AMD HD8650G

GPU: Dedicated AMD HD8970M


So basically, I've checked all the videos on Youtube and I've set all the settings in catalyst control center to maximum performance and the whole yadda yadda.

Given that Overwatch launches through the Battlenet launcher I've set that one to launch in high performance mode as well as Overwatch itself. Despite all this, when I go into the game and go to the options menu it still says that it is using the HD8650G rather than the HD8970M. This is resulting in 10-25 FPS which makes a game like this pretty much unplayable. So the question is: does any of you guys know how to force the game to use the dedicated GPU? I've tried switching off the integrated one through device manager but that doesn't work. Also, I'm not familiar with BIOS settings and all that so I'm not gonna meddle with it.

I hope someone can help me on this one!