1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 2, 2018 8:28 AM by elstaci

    Use AMD Graphic card instead of the built in one

    mk_amd

      Hi there,

       

      I have DELL Inspiron 15 5559, with built in Intel HD Graphic, and AMD Radeon R5 335, I have Radeon Software Adrenalin v18.6.1 installed on Windows 10 64 bit,

      I need ASAP a detailed step by step guide on how to force an application or a game to use AMD Radeon card as it's main Graphic display instead of the built in Intel HD,

       

      Thanks in advance

        • Re: Use AMD Graphic card instead of the built in one
          elstaci

          You have a fairly new BIOS from 05/2018 and also fairly new Intel Chipset which you may want to update to make the laptop more compatible with Windows 10 latest version.

           

          Here is how to update your laptop with AMD Graphics from AMD Forum: Laptop graphics update...How to .

          Here is how to configure your laptop to be Switchable : Configuring Laptop Switchable Graphics on a Windows® Based System .

           

          Copied from : Configuring NVIDIA Optimus and AMD Switchable Graphics for High Performance on your Alienware System | Dell US

           

          Manual Configuration

           

          If you already have the right driver for your system and still have performance issues, try the following steps:

          1. Right Click on the desktop
          2. Click AMD Radeon Settings from the menu.
          3. Cilck on System.
          4. Click on Switchable Graphics.

          In the Switchable Graphics menu, the Running Applications view will be displayed by default. This view lists recent and current running applications and their assigned Switchable Graphics mode.

          For applications that are not locked by the operating system, the following Switchable Graphics modes can be selected from the application drop-down menu:

          • Power Saving - Selects the integrated GPU, which consumes less power but provides lower performance
          • High Performance - Selects the discrete GPU, which consumes more power but provides better performance
          • Based on Power Source - Selects the integrated GPU when running on battery and selects the discrete GPU when plugged into a power outlet

           

          Select a desired mode for the application and the change will take effect the next time the application is loaded.If your game is not on the list do the following:

          1. Right Click on the desktop
          2. Click AMD Radeon Settings from the menu.
          3. Cilck on System.
          4. Click on Switchable Graphics.
          5. Click on the Running Applications option and select Installed Profile Applications to view all applications detected by the graphics driver.
          6. If the application is not listed, use the Browse option to locate and add the application to the list.
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