Inspiron 15 gaming, AMD

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  1. Dan333SP

    Dan333SP Notebook Consultant

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    I recently picked up a new Inspiron 15 5576 over the weekend. So far so good. I principally play older games, so it seems more than capable of meeting my needs.

    Anyway, I downloaded my favorite racing sim, Asseto Corsa. I ran the benchmark test and was pleased to see that with everything maxed out, it was averaging ~45+ FPS. My old laptop would barely even run the game its native 720p on low settings.

    That said, I noticed in the results in-game that it says Radeon R7. I know that's the integrated graphics chip, but the laptop also has a dedicated RX 560. I've played with the Radeon software but I can't figure out how to force that game (or any others) to use the RX 560 rather than the R7. Any suggestions?
     
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    The game doesn't detect the GPU properly. The card in use is the RX 560, but the R7 iGPU servers as a pass-through for the 560 - it's the same with my machine and some games.
     
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    You could change the settings in Intel Graphics settings > Power > Max performance. Or do you see your game listed in Gaming section of AMD relive?
     
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    That would make sense given that it was performing very well, and I'd set all the AMD settings I could find to max performance. I guess I can use HWMonitor to see if the dedicated GPU is heating up during games, I'd imagine that's a surefire way of confirming that it's in use versus the one on the CPU.
     
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    Keep in mind that in some cases very old game will not be registered as 3D load and will not engage the dGPU - I've had that happen with Heroes 3 and StarCraft 1 where the 970M cannot be bothered to lift a finger and it all gets handled by the HD 530 iGPU
     
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    So I tested HWMonitor... strangely, the only GPU it shows is the R7 as well. Is it also just reading devices incorrectly like the game? I've checked device manager and the RX 560 is definitely there...
     
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    Use GPU-Z - I've instances where HWMonitor was telling me that I don't have a Power Supply in a desktop.
     
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