Great news: Optimus microstuttering should be fixed soon.

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  1. D_Steve595

    D_Steve595 Notebook Enthusiast

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    In the recently released Windows Insider build 15042, the microstutter that's been plaguing many MSI (and other brand) laptops with Optimus seems to finally be fixed!
    To clarify, this is the stutter that occurs when:
    • The wallpaper slideshow changes
    • The taskbar is resized
    • Some menus (battery, WiFi, etc) are opened
    • Some newer (UWP) apps are opened
    • Some other random things happen
    You'll know you're getting this stutter if your GPU light changes color briefly when it happens.

    I've tried every reproducible test case that caused my GS63VR to stutter from Windows 10 launch up to 14986, and I can't get it to trigger a GPU switch or a stutter on 15042. Finally!

    This should mean that barring any regressions, this will be fixed in the upcoming Creators update.
     
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  2. Vistar Shook

    Vistar Shook Notebook Evangelist

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    Wow, great news...I don´t have a MSI but I do have the same stutters.
     
  3. D_Steve595

    D_Steve595 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Judging by videos I've seen, it's the same exact issue across a bunch of brands, so chances are this'll fix it for yours as well.
     
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    In the meantime you can download and run dGPUidle.exe from here: https://github.com/jobeid/dGPUidle. This app will run in the background, keeping the dGPU idle and awake but using minimal resources. It has to be run manually and NOT as part of windows startup. Let me know if this helps.
     
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    Vistar Shook Notebook Evangelist

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    Kind of like the gigabyte solution emptyproject11.exe?
     
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    yes
     
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    Or this (which is a better and more ressource friendly solution);
    https://github.com/jobeid/dGPUidle. This app will run in the background, keeping the dGPU idle and awake but using minimal resources. It has to be run manually and NOT as part of windows startup.

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    Scroll up :p
     
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    Daaaamn, my bad. xD

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    Note: This is separate from the diagonal tearing issue. As of 15048, diagonal tearing in windowed/borderless programs has not been fixed.
     
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