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Intel HD Graphics 4600 instead of NVIDIA GeForce GTX760M

Hi all,

I recently bought an Acer laptop - V3 772G-9643 and I went to 'dxdiag' to confirm the specs of the laptop. When I looked under the graphics portion however, I noticed it said Intel HD Graphics 4600 instead of NVIDIA GeForce GTX760M. When I was interested in buying this laptop, it was advertised as containing NVIDIA GeForce GTX760M (the NVIDIA stickers are on the laptop as well). My question is, are these two the same thing? Am I missing something here?

Many thanks in advance,
DM
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    No, the two are not the same. Check the DXDIAG report again to make sure you didn't miss a second Graphics portion. Better yet, go into Control Panel --> hardware and see if your GTX760M is listed there. If it's not there, then I would begin to worry.

    -Wolf sends
  2. Hi Wolf,

    I went to device manager and I see both Intel HD Graphics 4600 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX760M. I'm guessing I'm ok then? I'm curious thou, why* are there two display adapters? Will I need to manually turn on the NVIDIA GeForce?

    I just checked 'DXDIAG' again and it's only showing the Intel HD Graphics 4600
  3. I'm assuming you meant, "Why" are there two display adapters. The answer is power consumption. There's no need to run the power hungry GTX760M if all you're doing is browsing the web. Your laptop will automatically switch between graphic devices as necessary to provide the performance you need (Intel for web browsing, NVidia for gaming) and save on battery power whenever possible; thus allowing you to go longer without having to recharge.

    -Wolf sends
  4. Wolfshadw said:
    I'm assuming you meant, "Why" are there two display adapters. The answer is power consumption. There's no need to run the power hungry GTX760M if all you're doing is browsing the web. Your laptop will automatically switch between graphic devices as necessary to provide the performance you need (Intel for web browsing, NVidia for gaming) and save on battery power whenever possible; thus allowing you to go longer without having to recharge.

    -Wolf sends


    Ah I see! Thanks a lot Wolf : )
    So there's no reason to be concerned if I can see it under device managers despite only being able to see Intel HD Graphics 4600 in the DXDIAG menu?
  5. DXDiag is *probably* only reporting the device currently in use. My own (desktop) DxDiag report only shows my 8800GTS-640 (because that's what my monitor is plugged into) and not my on-board graphics as they're not in use. No. I would not worry about it.

    -Wolf sends
  6. Thanks for taking the time to help me out Wolf! : )

    Wishing you a happy new year,
    DM
  7. And to you. Happy New Year!

    -Wolf sends
  8. check if dxdiag has two panels one for display and one for render - my new lap top show a intel HD graphics 4600 in the display tab and a geforce in the render tab
  9. deenomatt said:
    Hi Wolf,

    I went to device manager and I see both Intel HD Graphics 4600 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX760M. I'm guessing I'm ok then? I'm curious thou, why* are there two display adapters? Will I need to manually turn on the NVIDIA GeForce?

    I just checked 'DXDIAG' again and it's only showing the Intel HD Graphics 4600


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    Hi. solution:. The laptops nvidia card is run in combination with the integrated graphics to save energy between GPU demands. You'll notice this when you're power supply isunplugged because the GPU is power demanding. But if certain applications (games or 3d suites) are being run by the integrated graphics. It's because your nvidia profile doesnt have them listed by default. so right click > nvidia control panel > manage 3d settings and choose the executable. Then select your GPU card for that application. Also add "run with graphics processor" to context menu. Its in the control panel at the top under desktop. check that off. And now you can right click on the application icon and Run with graphics processor > and select your GPU as default. (DO NOT DISABLE INTEGRATED GRAPHICS, ITS HOW OPTIMUS IS RUN AND IS SUPPOSED TO RUN IN COMBINATION WITH GPU).
    Hope that was insightful.
  10. deenomatt said:
    Hi Wolf,

    I went to device manager and I see both Intel HD Graphics 4600 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX760M. I'm guessing I'm ok then? I'm curious thou, why* are there two display adapters? Will I need to manually turn on the NVIDIA GeForce?

    I just checked 'DXDIAG' again and it's only showing the Intel HD Graphics 4600


    I have an Acer Aspire V3 772G as well but with the GT 750M (basically the same). The important thing is that this is a GPU, not a graphics card (you can look up the difference on Wikipedia, but basically a GPU is just a chip and not a full card). This means that your laptop screen is physically connected to the Intel adapter, but programmes can run using the processing power that the NVIDIA chip provides. GPUs are specifically designed to work well which graphically intense programmes such as video games.

    How to make your programmes use your NVIDIA GPU:
    Right-click on the NVIDIA logo tray icon, open the NVIDIA control panel (not the NVIDIA Experience) and look for PhysX setting. Once there, choose the option that lets your programmes prioritize the NVIDIA GPU.

    Very important[/b]: regularly check if your NVIDIA drivers are up-to-date on the NVIDIA website (under 'Drivers' or something like that).
  11. deenomatt said:
    Hi Wolf,

    I went to device manager and I see both Intel HD Graphics 4600 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX760M. I'm guessing I'm ok then? I'm curious thou, why* are there two display adapters? Will I need to manually turn on the NVIDIA GeForce?

    I just checked 'DXDIAG' again and it's only showing the Intel HD Graphics 4600
  12. I would like to point your attention to the latest Nvidia Optimus technology. shifts the control of the display driver to the integrated on when high demand applications are not in use. so when you are reading your email and running utilities then you may very well be using the INtel HD graphics and when you play games the nvidia will take over , this has the advantage of no over cooking the circuits during no game play use..

    something dell old nv110s based laptop chip suffered from in the Lattitude D620 (R.I.P(ieces))

    DM(yes my itials too lol)
  13. PS. you can specify in the OPTIMUS control panel to use the nv chip all the time but this will have an effect on heat and also on battery life which in Gaming laptops is never going to be wonderful

    DM
  14. deenomatt said:
    Hi Wolf,

    I went to device manager and I see both Intel HD Graphics 4600 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX760M. I'm guessing I'm ok then? I'm curious thou, why* are there two display adapters? Will I need to manually turn on the NVIDIA GeForce?

    I just checked 'DXDIAG' again and it's only showing the Intel HD Graphics 4600


    hello deenomatt

    That is for when you run on your battery you get more up time due to gtx graphics use a lot of power and Intel is power saving
  15. deenomatt said:
    Hi all,

    I recently bought an Acer laptop - V3 772G-9643 and I went to 'dxdiag' to confirm the specs of the laptop. When I looked under the graphics portion however, I noticed it said Intel HD Graphics 4600 instead of NVIDIA GeForce GTX760M. When I was interested in buying this laptop, it was advertised as containing NVIDIA GeForce GTX760M (the NVIDIA stickers are on the laptop as well). My question is, are these two the same thing? Am I missing something here?

    Many thanks in advance,
    DM
  16. Just Go to The Nvidia Control panel not geforce experience and check system information at below it will show you the right graphic memory and graphic card........
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