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I think my Laptop is running off of iGPU when it has a dGPU.


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#1 Hercules2905

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 02:16 AM

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3521 which I bought 2 years ago.

 

At the time it had great specs for my work but now I've dabbled a bit into gaming and I'm very disappointed by the performance I'm getting vs what I should be. So I looked a bit into that and it seems that I'm running off of my Integrated GPU in the 3427U instead of the discrete AMD Radeon HD 8500M/8700M GPU. 

I'm not getting over 25FPS in Fallout on very low settings. I cannot even start Skyrim and when I do, it's choppy as bleep.

Even NFSMW 12 is not going above 40FPS on low settings.

 

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Someone please help me, I don't want to become a console peasant again!



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 09:16 AM

See this Dell thread. There may be a setting that lets you permanently switch the card per application. From what I have googled, the AMD card is supposed to automatically be detected used when required.



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Posted 09 February 2016 - 11:02 AM

Thanks a lot JohnC_21 for your help. That link is really good and I'm trying some of their fixes



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Posted 09 February 2016 - 11:28 AM

I have that same laptop- it has no dedicated graphics
http://www.dell.com/us/dfh/p/inspiron-15-3521/pd

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 12:06 PM

If this is your model, then the intel HD 4000 graphics are integrated into the CPU similar to AMD's APU processors. It's possible Dell makes more than one model as the graphics drivers on the support page list AMD Radeon HD 7670M, Radeon HD 8730M, and the Intel HD4000.

 

Edit: I saw your CPUz image. The I5-3337U  also has processor graphics.


Edited by JohnC_21, 09 February 2016 - 12:09 PM.





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