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Forum » SpaceEngine » Troubleshooting and Solutions » Switchable graphics on Laptop? (Any way to force SE to use a particular video card?)
Switchable graphics on Laptop?
ScottMZ3Date: Thursday, 23.10.2014, 01:12 | Message # 1
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Just found out about SE the other day and my son and I are having a wonderful time exploring! I do have a question though...my laptop (Dell E6540, Intel i7 Gen 4, 8Gb RAM, SSD HD, Intel HD 4600 + AMD Radeon HD 8790M w/4GB dedicated) is quite powerful, but it needs to use the AMD Radeon chipset to really shine. I can't seem to force SE to use it. It seems to always default to the Intel. I've got it set to High Performance in the graphics switcher program (which for games sets them to use the AMD without a problem), and I also have SE set to full screen instead of windowed mode. But still it keeps using the Intel.

Are there any advanced tweaks I can use to force the AMD to be used?

Thanks!!
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 23.10.2014, 02:15 | Message # 2
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From what I recall, there should be some way to do it using the Catalyst control panel, but I have no idea what it might be.




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CesrateDate: Thursday, 23.10.2014, 03:46 | Message # 3
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For Nvidia laptops, Nvidia control panel do the job. There's even an option implemented in right-click menu for you to choose which card you want to use on the application.
I consider AMD is similar to this.
 
SpaceEngineerDate: Thursday, 23.10.2014, 20:14 | Message # 4
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On Intel + NVidia, SE chooses the NVidia chip automatically. However I didn't found a solution how to do this in the code for Intel + AMD. So you have to switch it manually in the AMD Catalyst: make a profile for SpaceEngine.exe and switch it to run always on AMD chip.




 
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