Windows 10: Multi-GPU, unable to set specific GPU for applications?

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  1. Multi-GPU, unable to set specific GPU for applications?


    I have both an Nvidia RTX 3080 and an RTX 2070 in my system. When I go to "Graphics Settings" and I attempt to select applications, it only shows the 3080 for both "power saving" and "high performance."
    How am I supposed to be able to specify which GPU is going to be used for things? I would greatly prefer my 2070 be used for games as the 3080 is used for rendering and heavy lifting.

    It's a shame that there's not a simple "primary OS GPU" option in Windows. Having to specify for every bloody application seems far more complicated than it should ever be...

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    /u/CerisCinderwolf, Mar 6, 2021
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  2. having issues with multi GPU

    I’m trying to offload certain apps to my iGPU on the second screen, using the new graphics settings in the recent win 10 release. the issue is it’s only showing my 1070. lists it as both power saving GPU, and
    high performance GPU.

    I’ve been fiddling for a while now with no joy, and i’m really hoping one of you guys has an idea they can suggest to sort this!

    I can extend onto the second screen no probs with it plugged into the iGPU, but the 1070 is still listed as both power saving GPU and high performance GPU.

    Are there requirements for this? certain level of iGPU for it to work?

    Thanks

    Edit - setting the secondary screen connected to the iGPU to be the "main" display in graphics settings makes my iGPU show as both power saving and high performance GPU, I just can't seem to get them
    to be one and not the other.
     
    GaryDougall, Mar 6, 2021
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  3. Select GPU to use by specific applications

    have 2 GFX cards installed: GeForce GTX 1060 and Radeon HD 7850. Both are working fine as I plugged in different monitors to different cards to be sure about it.

    I want to force some applications to use Radeon HD 7850 instead of GeForce GTX 1060, but I can't find a way to do it. I've found that in Windows 10 you can switch GPU for applications in Graphics Settings between Power Saving and High Performance, but both
    options are using GeForce GTX 1060 for me.

    Is there other way to select GPU for specific applications, or an option to change Power Saving GPU?
     
    angelleonardo4, Mar 6, 2021
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    Multi-GPU, unable to set specific GPU for applications?

    Select GPU to use by specific applications

    I have 2 GFX cards installed: GeForce GTX 1060 and Radeon HD 6670. Both are working fine as I plugged in different monitors to different cards to be sure about it.

    I want to force some applications to use Radeon HD 6670 instead of GeForce GTX 1060, but I can't find a way to do it. I've found that in Windows 10 you can switch GPU for applications in Graphics Settings between Power Saving and High Performance, but both
    options are using GeForce GTX 1060 for me.

    Is there other way to select GPU for specific applications, or an option to change Power Saving GPU?
     
    keyvis, Mar 6, 2021
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