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Intel HD Graphics 4600 instead of NVIDIA GeForce GTX760M

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December 27, 2013 11:44:02 AM

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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December 27, 2013 11:52:43 AM

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.

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December 27, 2013 11:55:15 AM

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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December 27, 2013 12:03:48 PM

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.

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December 27, 2013 12:10:10 PM

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.

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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?
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December 27, 2013 12:14:48 PM

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.

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December 27, 2013 12:22:11 PM

Thanks for taking the time to help me out Wolf! : )

Wishing you a happy new year,
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December 27, 2013 12:31:53 PM

And to you. Happy New Year!

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January 2, 2014 2:51:02 PM

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
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June 8, 2014 4:12:16 PM

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.
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June 18, 2014 2:41:17 PM

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).
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