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Having an issue with switchable graphics not using my high performance GPU

Question asked by jj1313 on Jul 2, 2018

Hey guys.

 

I have a Radeon R5 330 and an intel HD 530 chipset. The PC has switchable graphics, but never seems to switch away from using the intel chipset whenever I try to run anything that needs a higher performance card (like a game)

 

For example: I have been into the switchable graphics settings and set it so that Overwatch uses "high performance" graphics, but I still get <17 FPS in game at the lowest settings. This is true for most games, not just ones as intense as overwatch. Most games show me a really "jittery" output.

 

The r5 card has no direct output ports so my HDMI is plugged into the MoBo and I think this is why it's defaulting to using the Intel chipset for everything?

 

I've tried updating my drivers, and this mornign I did a clean wipe of all AMD drivers and software, and reinstalled new software from their site. In device manager, it now recognises my GPU as a "Radeon R5 m320"

 

Can anyone help me figure this out? It's driving me insane.

Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

Other specs:

Radeon R5 330

Intel HD 530

Intel i7-6700 @ 3.40GHz

16GB RAM

Windows 10 (64)

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