Windows 10: Select GPU to use by specific applications

Discus and support Select GPU to use by specific applications in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; 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... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by angelleonardo4, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. 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, Nov 25, 2018
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  2. keyvis Win User

    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, Nov 25, 2018
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  3. keyvis Win User
    Select GPU to use by specific applications

    I want to use NVidia card for games and AMD card for "desktop" app (especially Streamlab OBS). This way I can have uncapped FPS in games, without scene composition degradation in Streamlabs OBS near to 100% GPU usage, that is a typical problem with only
    a single GFX card: it's east to do with dedicated + integrated GTX card, but should be also possible with 2 dedicated GFX cards. I've checked that Windows graphics stack support it, by writing a small application that selects to run on 2nd (AMD) GPU by itself,
    and all was working perfectly fine. I just need find a way of changing default GPU for applications that don't have an option to select it, so probably something like 99% of applications.

    About NVidia Optimus configuration: you should have this option available in "base" NVidia Control Panel, when selecting settings for specific applications (3D Settings -> Manage 3D settings -> Program Settings -> Select the preferred graphics processor
    for this program).
     
    keyvis, Nov 25, 2018
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  4. keyvis Win User

    Select GPU to use by specific applications

    Select GPU to use by specific applications

    I've said that I've tried it, and explained that for me specific GPUs are not available to select there. I have only available Power Saving and High Performance presets there that are set for the same GFX card (GeForce GTX 1060) for me,
    that is system default too. In NVidia on AMD settings you can only switch between integrated and dedicated GFX card, not between 2 cards especially from 2 different vendors. So, how to assign different GFX card to Power Saving preset? Or how to unlock option
    to select specific GFX card there besides those 2 presets?
     
    keyvis, Nov 25, 2018
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