GPU Switch Question

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GPU Switch Question

Postby Nathanomir » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:45 pm

I just bought a new computer, and in reading the manual, I noticed this:

"GPU Switch. Select if the system uses either Microsoft Hybrid Graphics Mode (MSHYBRID) or Discrete Graphics Mode (DISCRETE)."

Do I need to bother with that in using Reality or Luxrender?
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Re: GPU Switch Question

Postby Strat » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:47 am

MSHYBRID is for apps that can choose between an integrated (Discrete) graphics card and the GPU (Dedicated)

DISCRETE is for using a dedicated GPU with the system so an integrated card will not use system RAM

if you are using CPU rendering (or GPU assisted) and you have a dedicated GPU I would try DISCRETE as it appears to be for performance use.

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