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I just got my new HP Spectre 360 with the Radon Vega M GPU. I was playing Minecraft as my first game on the laptop. I noticed it only played on the Intel GPU and not the Vega. I confirmed this by looking at the task manager Performance viewer. How do I switch the game to use the Vega GPU?
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Brand and Model of the system.
2018 HP Spectre 15 360
Hybrid or switchable graphics system?
Switchable I think. AMD and Intel
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Operating System version (see note2 below).
Windows 10 Home
VBIOS (video BIOS) version. This can be found in “information page” of CUI (right click on Desktop and select “Graphics Properties”.
Graphics Driver version; for both integrated Intel and 3rd party vendors (see note2 below).
SW or Apps version used to replicate the issue.
Single display, clone, or extended (see note2 below).
Single laptop display
Display resolution & refresh rate setting of each display (see note2 below).
AC or DC mode, i.e. is power cable plugged in or not?
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1. Run Minecraft from Windows Launcher.
2. I tried using the Intel Radeon Setting and added Minecraft as a gaming profile.
3. I Launched minecraft from the gaming profile. Still no joy.
4. In addition, I am unable to see minecraft in either the Recent Applications or Current Applications in the Switchable Graphics tab.
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I have had the exact same issue with 2 other games (I haven't tried any others) on my Dell XPS 9575. Dark Souls Remastered (DSR) and TES III: Morrowind (Morrowind) both do not detect the Radeon Vega M GPU and instead default to the Intel HD 630. As above with OP, adding profiles doesn't work but even trying to manually add the applications via the "switchable graphics" menu in Radeon Settings doesn't work out. In trying to manually add it will freeze the Radeon Settings menu.
Here's what I have tried:
1: uninstalled and reinstalled the Vega GPU driver.
2: uninstalled and reinstalled the applications in question.
3: tried using Morrowind's launcher options use the Vega GPU (did not show up in there, there's no such option in DSR).
4: tried disabling the intel GPU (they just switched to microsoft's basic display adapter)
5: tried disabling the ms basic display adapter (they still only wanted that adapter, even though it was disabled).
6: tried steps 5 and 6, but the the relevant display drivers uninstalled as opposed to disabled.
I tried contacting dell's support on this, but they ended up taking me through the above steps again. So I'm a bit at a loss here. Programs like Blender detect it just fine, but DSR and Morrowind seem to have difficulty actually just detecting the Vega GPU. I went ahead a attached my XPS system information.
I understand that you are having issues with Radeon™ RX Vega M GL Graphics. I will assist you with this.
First, try installing this driver for Radeon™ RX Vega M GL Graphics:
Then, please follow these steps to force your computer to open games with Radeon RX Vega M.
1. Right click on desktop and select Radeon RX Vega M Settings
2. Click on Gaming
3. Click Add option on the right hand corner
4. Click on browse, then look for the desire application
5. Once the application has been added, click on the 3 dots next to it and click on Launch.
If you are unable to resolve the issue by performing these steps, please fill out this information and attach all the reports, too.
You're right. I hadn't reinstalled the drivers. Still, I went ahead and did that and the attached picture is what I got after following your instructions.
I definitely appreciate you all looking into this.
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I also updated my info using SSU. The above steps are all the ones that I took to replicate this issue on my own. However, I did also try entirely disabling the HD 630 GPU, but the above steps still worked and the applications in question were still unable to run on the vega gpu. Blender, however, runs fine on the Vega GPU. I was pleasantly surprised with that one.
I am also having this same issue with Dell XPS 9575. It won't use the RX Vega M graphics card with "Rise of the Tomb Raider". That's the only game I've tested so far. I've done updates, installed drivers, un-installed/re-installed the game. Even tried Intel's suggestion to right click on desktop, and go to Radeon RX Vega M settings, and click on "Gaming", click "add", and I can click on "Rise of the Tomb Raider" app, but it won't even add it. It does nothing.
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Ok, so I figured out my issue. It was due to a bit of an assumption on my part. I decided to try and get the games working one more time when I realized that the dialog box to search for programs was looking at my desktop. The shortcuts that steam puts on one's desktop are internet shortcuts (kind of) and just confused the radeon settings menu when I tried to use those. I was able to navigate to my steam app library and use the actual executable to activate the radeon gpu for the games.
I think to avoid this confusion in the future, it would be wise to set the default location of browser for the switchable graphics to "C:\programfiles(x86)\" as opposed to the desktop. Or you can work with Valve to resolve this issue of the shortcuts not directing to the application properly. Hopefully this solves it for everyone else here, too.
Just for clarity, here's my resolution steps that I tried and found successful:
1: navigate to the radeon settings menu
2: click system then switchable graphics
3: click running applications and change it to installed profiled applications
4: click browse, navigate to the proper .exe in your respective steam folder
Thank you for investigating this Intel!