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How do I know my laptop is using Radeon card, not the Intel card, for 3D apps?

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2 years ago#1
My laptop has an Intel card and a Radeon card. I can see both cards in System Information but Windows is showing Intel as active card in display settings. The vendor says that the machine will switch to the Radeon card for 3D apps like gaming. GPU is HD 6790M XT.

How do I know this switching is happening?
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2 years ago#2
Have you played games on it? Does it run like molasses going uphill in january? If the answer to the first is yes, and the second, no, then it's switching. As a general rule, the intel graphics will run crappy. The intel graphics processor isn't actually a card. It's a graphics processor built into the CPU, and they're pretty weak. But plenty for playing videos, web browsing, general OS, etc.
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