How can I tell if an application is being rendered on the IGP or GPU with Optimus?

Answer ID 2523
Published 02/08/2010 03:41 PM
Updated 11/12/2012 11:18 AM

How can I tell if an application is being rendered on the IGP or GPU with NVIDIA's Optimus technology?


With the release of the NVIDIA Verde display driver version 258.96, NVIDIA introduced a new method for detecting whether the NVIDIA GPU or onboard IGP is used for your multimedia application.  Please view the video below for a detailed explanation on how this new feature works:

If your laptop is using an older display driver, you may not see the Optimus noticiations demonstrated in the video above.  Please update your display drivers to the latest version by visiting our Software Downloads page:

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

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