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BuffaloSoldier
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Two Graphics Adapters in Envy Desktop?

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HP ENVY All-in-One - 27-b019
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have an Envy all-in-one, 27-b019. It says that I have 2 graphic adapters:

 

- Intel HD Graphics 530

- NVIDIA GeForce GTX950M

 

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How can I have 2 different graphics adapters in this PCP? How do you know which adapter is currently used? I want to install a game that recommends an NVIDIA GeForce. Are these switchable somehow?  How do you manage this? How do you tell the PC to use one adapter or the other?

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@BuffaloSoldier 

 

Your machine has

    - Intel HD Graphics 530 which is Integrated GPU (also called iGPU) which comes with CPU (one part of CPU)

    - NVIDIA GeForce GTX950M which is dedicated GPU (or dGPU which is removable)

 

(a) For laptops/notebooks, by default, system will use iGPU and will automatically use dGPU when required. But you can control and switch them

 

       https://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c03048374

 

(Note: Many AIO machines work similar to laptops/notebooks)

 

(b) On normal desktops, when adding dGPU system will automatically disable iGPU.

 

Regards.

 

BH
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OK thanks. So basically, if I use a cake that needs the dCPU, it will switch automatically on my Spectre notebook?

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