Using GTX 1660Ti and not Intel HD

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  1. gmavignier

    gmavignier Maha Guru

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    I am not new to PCs in general, but this is my first laptop. A Dell G3 with a GTX 1660Ti. It has been running great overall but I have a feeling I am missing out on image quality on desktop because it's using Intel HD graphics.

    I have a question: I always use a monitor connected to my USB3 Display port. Is it safe to disable the integrated graphics? And if yes, how can I do it?

    Thanks for the support.
     
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    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    Why do you think intel is worse? Nvidia or Intel should give you the same desktop image quality.
    Why not take a photo of each gfx and compare?

    Anyway you can make 1660Ti the default graphics adapter:
    https://www.dell.com/support/articl...dapter-using-the-nvidia-control-panel?lang=en
     
  4. gmavignier

    gmavignier Maha Guru

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    I don't think Intel is worse. It's just that I have been having some issues with my monito set to it's fastest response time. I thought changing the default GPU could, maybe, fix. Or, at least, give me some more options to adjust my image quality. But that is not true. I did what that arthicle said and still I can't change my colour bit depth.
     

  5. DannyD

    DannyD Master Guru

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    You're not missing out on anything, sounds like a sweet laptop you have, just forget the integrated graphics, you have a 1660ti connected to usb3 no less.
    With the 20 /30 series cards you get raytracing and dlss, that's all you're missing out on with that laptop there.
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Or you could just go in the Device Manager and disable Intel HD graphics altogether.
     
  7. gmavignier

    gmavignier Maha Guru

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    I thought about that. I was afraid I could get no video out if I disconected my monitor. I might just give it a try IF Dell enabes that option on the BIOS.
     
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    You can't do this on Optimus/Hybrid, the DGPU renders in its own memory pool then copies into the IGP's framebuffer and is presented by the IGP to screen
     
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    gmavignier Maha Guru

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    Meaning I would lose video signal if I did it? Are all notebooks running on Optimus/Hybrid mode?
     
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    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    If it does not offer a choice in the bios.

    No, your max-q's for instance are pure DGPU, the IGP is usually not enabled or not routed to any display at all if it is.
     

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    No, since you're running a dedicated monitor through I assume HDMI connection? You can disable the Intel HD graphics and it won't affect your video output.
     
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