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Hey guys for some reason my Preferred Graphics Processor option is not showing up in the Nvidia Control Panel

Here's what it's meant to look like: gyazo.com/3ffca20bba0039b739c589675c021d45

And here's what mine looks like: gyazo.com/4108504e99b66ea788d4b115e389f89b

So if i could get some help on this that would be great.
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I'm assuming you have a GTX 1080. Try reinstalling the latest Nvidia drivers.

You could then try right clicking on the desktop, open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings -> Global Settings > Preferred graphics processor > Set it to High-performance Nvidia processor.

If not, what MB do you have?
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Topiary wroteI'm assuming you have a GTX 1080. Try reinstalling the latest Nvidia drivers.

You could then try right clicking on the desktop, open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings -> Global Settings > Preferred graphics processor > Set it to High-performance Nvidia processor.

If not, what MB do you have?


As of now i have a GTX 660 and a Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 motherboard.

I have been hearing that this option is only for Laptops.
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GTX1080 wrote
Topiary wroteI'm assuming you have a GTX 1080. Try reinstalling the latest Nvidia drivers.

You could then try right clicking on the desktop, open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings -> Global Settings > Preferred graphics processor > Set it to High-performance Nvidia processor.

If not, what MB do you have?


As of now i have a GTX 660 and a Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 motherboard.

I have been hearing that this option is only for Laptops.


That is true. "Optimus" is only available on "mobile" devices such as laptops. (Which is what you're referring to) The option to "choose" between your Motherboard/APU and your discrete GPU does not exist on a desktop unit. Your only choice it whether you would want your GPU or your CPU to process advanced PhysX in applications that support it. (Should ALWAYS be set to "AUTO" or "GPU")
On a "desktop" machine, once a discrete (dedicated) GPU is installed it becomes the primary rendering adapter.

More information: forums.geforce.com/default/topic/...rol-panel/
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Topiary wrote
GTX1080 wrote
Topiary wroteI'm assuming you have a GTX 1080. Try reinstalling the latest Nvidia drivers.

You could then try right clicking on the desktop, open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings -> Global Settings > Preferred graphics processor > Set it to High-performance Nvidia processor.

If not, what MB do you have?


As of now i have a GTX 660 and a Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 motherboard.

I have been hearing that this option is only for Laptops.


That is true. "Optimus" is only available on "mobile" devices such as laptops. (Which is what you're referring to) The option to "choose" between your Motherboard/APU and your discrete GPU does not exist on a desktop unit. Your only choice it whether you would want your GPU or your CPU to process advanced PhysX in applications that support it. (Should ALWAYS be set to "AUTO" or "GPU")
On a "desktop" machine, once a discrete (dedicated) GPU is installed it becomes the primary rendering adapter.

More information: forums.geforce.com/default/topic/...rol-panel/


Ok thank you very much for the help.
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