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My dedicated graphics card does worse than my integrated graphics

I just got a new Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming laptop which has both a dedicated GTX 1050 ti graphics card and integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 that came with the i5-7300HQ processor. My problem is that the integrated intel graphics seems to vastly outperform my dedicated graphics cards when it comes to running games. I ran minecraft as a test and the GTX 1050 ti gave me 15-20 fps whereas the intel graphics gave me 50-60 fps. This doesn't make any sense though, could someone please explain this??
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  1. Have you installed the graphics driver for the 1050 ti? Also might be a stupid question but you're plugging the cable for your monitor into the 1050 ti when you're using it right
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  2. chemmajorp53 said:
    Have you installed the graphics driver for the 1050 ti? Also might be a stupid question but you're plugging the cable for your monitor into the 1050 ti when you're using it right


    It's a laptop... The gpu does not have display connectors excluding the included hdmi port (most of the time) in the laptop.... And he did mention not playing on the laptop's display.

    He should search for benchmarks on a gtx 1050M ti for the games he is playing. His igpu reading may be reversed with the discrete gpu. Also a reisntalation of Nvidia drivers is recommended.
    P.S. Don't expect too much from a mobile gtx 1050 ti. True 'gaming' laptops start from a gtx 1060 6gb gpu and up level.
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  3. Compuser10165 said:
    chemmajorp53 said:
    Have you installed the graphics driver for the 1050 ti? Also might be a stupid question but you're plugging the cable for your monitor into the 1050 ti when you're using it right


    It's a laptop... The gpu does not have display connectors excluding the included hdmi port (most of the time) in the laptop.... And he did mention not playing on the laptop's display.

    He should search for benchmarks on a gtx 1050M ti for the games he is playing. His igpu reading may be reversed with the discrete gpu. Also a reisntalation of Nvidia drivers is recommended.
    P.S. Don't expect too much from a mobile gtx 1050 ti. True 'gaming' laptops start from a gtx 1060 6gb gpu and up level.


    I've manually reinstalled the drivers and the problem persists. Other people with my same graphics card are getting an fps of 100-200+. I know for sure that the igpu and gpu readings are not reversed because the name of the gpu being used is displayed along with the framerate when i hit F3 in minecraft. Additionally there's a Geforce Experience thing that pops up when i start the game only when i run it with the nvidia gpu. I know a 1050 ti isn't a super high end card but I expect more than 20 fps on minecraft.

    [Edit] I ran a benchmark test from userbenchmark.com and my gpu got a rating of 22% (where a GTX 1080 should get a rating of 100%) but even then the best rating any user has gotten with the kind of igpu i have was 9%, so my dedicated gpu should still be doing much better than my igpu.
    http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/4565296
    http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-HD-630-Desktop-Kaby-Lake-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1050-Ti-Mobile/m178724vsm223242

    [Edit 2] After messing around a little more I found that my GPU was hovering around 30% utilization and would never go above 56.0 degrees celsius, what do I need to do to stop it from throttling?
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    BradW_42 said:
    Compuser10165 said:
    chemmajorp53 said:
    Have you installed the graphics driver for the 1050 ti? Also might be a stupid question but you're plugging the cable for your monitor into the 1050 ti when you're using it right


    It's a laptop... The gpu does not have display connectors excluding the included hdmi port (most of the time) in the laptop.... And he did mention not playing on the laptop's display.

    He should search for benchmarks on a gtx 1050M ti for the games he is playing. His igpu reading may be reversed with the discrete gpu. Also a reisntalation of Nvidia drivers is recommended.
    P.S. Don't expect too much from a mobile gtx 1050 ti. True 'gaming' laptops start from a gtx 1060 6gb gpu and up level.


    I've manually reinstalled the drivers and the problem persists. Other people with my same graphics card are getting an fps of 100-200+. I know for sure that the igpu and gpu readings are not reversed because the name of the gpu being used is displayed along with the framerate when i hit F3 in minecraft. Additionally there's a Geforce Experience thing that pops up when i start the game only when i run it with the nvidia gpu. I know a 1050 ti isn't a super high end card but I expect more than 20 fps on minecraft.

    [Edit] I ran a benchmark test from userbenchmark.com and my gpu got a rating of 22% (where a GTX 1080 should get a rating of 100%) but even then the best rating any user has gotten with the kind of igpu i have was 9%, so my dedicated gpu should still be doing much better than my igpu.
    http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/4565296
    http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-HD-630-Desktop-Kaby-Lake-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1050-Ti-Mobile/m178724vsm223242

    [Edit 2] After messing around a little more I found that my GPU was hovering around 30% utilization and would never go above 56.0 degrees celsius, what do I need to do to stop it from throttling?


    Did you uninstall the drivers using DDU? I reccommend doing so. Still, the issue is probably that the laptop switches to the igpu and does not use the discrete gpu.. The gpu is not throttling if it stays at 56C, even much higher would be perfectly fine for a laptop. Test other games.... Also chech hdd usage (do you only have a hdd in the system or an ssd as well? Run a malware scan (just to be sure).
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  5. Compuser10165 said:
    BradW_42 said:
    Compuser10165 said:
    chemmajorp53 said:
    Have you installed the graphics driver for the 1050 ti? Also might be a stupid question but you're plugging the cable for your monitor into the 1050 ti when you're using it right


    It's a laptop... The gpu does not have display connectors excluding the included hdmi port (most of the time) in the laptop.... And he did mention not playing on the laptop's display.

    He should search for benchmarks on a gtx 1050M ti for the games he is playing. His igpu reading may be reversed with the discrete gpu. Also a reisntalation of Nvidia drivers is recommended.
    P.S. Don't expect too much from a mobile gtx 1050 ti. True 'gaming' laptops start from a gtx 1060 6gb gpu and up level.


    I've manually reinstalled the drivers and the problem persists. Other people with my same graphics card are getting an fps of 100-200+. I know for sure that the igpu and gpu readings are not reversed because the name of the gpu being used is displayed along with the framerate when i hit F3 in minecraft. Additionally there's a Geforce Experience thing that pops up when i start the game only when i run it with the nvidia gpu. I know a 1050 ti isn't a super high end card but I expect more than 20 fps on minecraft.

    [Edit] I ran a benchmark test from userbenchmark.com and my gpu got a rating of 22% (where a GTX 1080 should get a rating of 100%) but even then the best rating any user has gotten with the kind of igpu i have was 9%, so my dedicated gpu should still be doing much better than my igpu.
    http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/4565296
    http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-HD-630-Desktop-Kaby-Lake-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1050-Ti-Mobile/m178724vsm223242

    [Edit 2] After messing around a little more I found that my GPU was hovering around 30% utilization and would never go above 56.0 degrees celsius, what do I need to do to stop it from throttling?


    Did you uninstall the drivers using DDU? I reccommend doing so. Still, the issue is probably that the laptop switches to the igpu and does not use the discrete gpu.. The gpu is not throttling if it stays at 56C, even much higher would be perfectly fine for a laptop. Test other games.... Also chech hdd usage (do you only have a hdd in the system or an ssd as well? Run a malware scan (just to be sure).


    After manually trying to reinstall the drivers without success I tried that DDU program you recommended and it fixed everything and now my GPU no longer throttles itself at low temps. Thanks for the help!
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  6. BradW_42 said:
    Compuser10165 said:
    BradW_42 said:
    Compuser10165 said:
    chemmajorp53 said:
    Have you installed the graphics driver for the 1050 ti? Also might be a stupid question but you're plugging the cable for your monitor into the 1050 ti when you're using it right


    It's a laptop... The gpu does not have display connectors excluding the included hdmi port (most of the time) in the laptop.... And he did mention not playing on the laptop's display.

    He should search for benchmarks on a gtx 1050M ti for the games he is playing. His igpu reading may be reversed with the discrete gpu. Also a reisntalation of Nvidia drivers is recommended.
    P.S. Don't expect too much from a mobile gtx 1050 ti. True 'gaming' laptops start from a gtx 1060 6gb gpu and up level.


    I've manually reinstalled the drivers and the problem persists. Other people with my same graphics card are getting an fps of 100-200+. I know for sure that the igpu and gpu readings are not reversed because the name of the gpu being used is displayed along with the framerate when i hit F3 in minecraft. Additionally there's a Geforce Experience thing that pops up when i start the game only when i run it with the nvidia gpu. I know a 1050 ti isn't a super high end card but I expect more than 20 fps on minecraft.

    [Edit] I ran a benchmark test from userbenchmark.com and my gpu got a rating of 22% (where a GTX 1080 should get a rating of 100%) but even then the best rating any user has gotten with the kind of igpu i have was 9%, so my dedicated gpu should still be doing much better than my igpu.
    http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/4565296
    http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-HD-630-Desktop-Kaby-Lake-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1050-Ti-Mobile/m178724vsm223242

    [Edit 2] After messing around a little more I found that my GPU was hovering around 30% utilization and would never go above 56.0 degrees celsius, what do I need to do to stop it from throttling?


    Did you uninstall the drivers using DDU? I reccommend doing so. Still, the issue is probably that the laptop switches to the igpu and does not use the discrete gpu.. The gpu is not throttling if it stays at 56C, even much higher would be perfectly fine for a laptop. Test other games.... Also chech hdd usage (do you only have a hdd in the system or an ssd as well? Run a malware scan (just to be sure).


    After manually trying to reinstall the drivers without success I tried that DDU program you recommended and it fixed everything and now my GPU no longer throttles itself at low temps. Thanks for the help!


    Glad I could help!
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