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Windows 7: is it better to have integrated graphics on with gaming?

05 Jul 2012   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sogone209 View Post
nope my primary is my dedicated graphics with hdmi to my huge tv. but diablo 3 in hd 1080 looks amazing. and with the onboard on it seems to give me around 10-12 fps. i will keep it since its note breaking anything :) thanks you guys
Just out of curiosity - would you mind downloading GPU-Z.

Run two instances of it. On the first tab, select your primary card. For the 2nd instance, select you Intergrated GPU.


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And then on the sensors tab for both instances, there is a drop down arrow. Select "Show Highest Reading" for the core, mem, temp, memory used (if available) and GPU load.


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Take a screen shot of both cards first before you play. Then play a bit of Diablo 3. Once you quit D3, take a screen shot of both of the sensors tab after you've quit out of the game.

It will be interesting to see if the integrated card has actually taken some of the work load while gaming.

(If you don't want to - that's cool. Just say "I don't want to " )

Because by rights, it should either be one card or the other that's being used - not both, yet you're getting a performance boost anyway

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06 Jul 2012   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64 (6.1.7600)

yes i will do that right now :)
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06 Jul 2012   #13

Windows 7 Professional x64 (6.1.7600)

NO LOAD ON THE GPU. im not even gunna post them because its pointless. so u my friend have made me finally turn the damn onboard off forever :) I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.
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