1. Conor Mayling's Avatar
    So, the reason why I want to disable it, is that I use Adobe Illustrator nearly everyday, and there is a setting for GPU Performance. Sometimes it is enabled and sometimes it isn't. I think the reason behind this is because I think that Illustrator gets confused with the use of 2 GPU's. As I am also using a Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M (4GB VRAM) too.

    I would like to know if there will be consequences or changes if I disable the integrated graphics. Like, will there be a slight performance change etc. The integrated graphics is Intel HD Graphics 530.

    Thanks
    02-03-2017 05:20 AM
  2. Kot Prada's Avatar
    Yes. It's highly recommended to disable it through BIOS.
    02-03-2017 05:27 AM
  3. badelhas's Avatar
    Yeah, if you have a dedicated card you can disable it in bios. But if it's absolutely necessary? I don't think so since my tower pc has a motherboard with an integrated gpu and its turned on, no problems here.

    Cheers
    02-04-2017 10:12 AM
  4. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    Well i have an Alienware 18 and I use the Nvidia Control to set my default graphics card and I canl also set each application to use either the Discrete or integrated graphics. Like I said Disabling in BIOS and setting the DGPU as default to BIOS do the same thing.
    Last edited by orlbuckeye; 02-09-2017 at 09:13 AM.
    02-08-2017 12:39 PM
  5. tonytranupg's Avatar
    Disable in BIOS is a right solution to prevent any apps to use iGPU.
    02-09-2017 04:00 AM
  6. ralphwiggum1's Avatar
    Typically, the NVIDIA or system should be able to handle this (and you can manually select which is used when). The issue with outright disabling integrated graphics is that it helps with battery life. If your PC is in a lower power mode, it typically uses integrated graphics more than dedicated. So you should probably see why the setting keeps getting disabled and check your NVIDIA Optimus settings (if that's what the GPU switching thing is still called).
    02-09-2017 01:48 PM
  7. tonytranupg's Avatar
    Typically, the NVIDIA or system should be able to handle this (and you can manually select which is used when). The issue with outright disabling integrated graphics is that it helps with battery life. If your PC is in a lower power mode, it typically uses integrated graphics more than dedicated. So you should probably see why the setting keeps getting disabled and check your NVIDIA Optimus settings (if that's what the GPU switching thing is still called).
    I agree that most apps now are developed to choose a higher graphic card, with the help of drivers. However, sometimes they don't somehow. It's better to disable it when we don't use, right?
    02-09-2017 09:47 PM

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