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mult gpu ?

  1. #1


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    mult gpu ?


    hello guys: i have nvidia gt 740m 2gb but i don't know if i have multi gpu because i need to use it in game-debat

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  2. #2


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    Your specs are here:

    GeForce GT 740M | Specifications | GeForce

    Keep them handy for your debate! Hope this helps,

    my2cents
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    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Your specs are here:

    GeForce GT 740M | Specifications | GeForce

    Keep them handy for your debate! Hope this helps,

    my2cents

    Click image for larger versionyes but is that mean i check yes on multi gpu
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    Check no, unless you have two cards installed in an SL1 or Crossfire arrangement:

    Read more here:

    Multi-GPU Setups: The Basics Of CrossFire And SLI - AMD Or Nvidia?

    Hope this further helps you understand your options and possible configurations.

    my2cents
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    The "m" in GT 740m means "mobile", so I'm assuming its a laptop. That would be the GPU you'd use for gaming. Your second GPU if you have one would likely be in your CPU which would make it an APU.
    My ASUS laptop has an AMD A10-4600M processor. That processor is an APU, its a CPU with an integrated GPU on the die. That gives me an AMD Radeon HD 7660G + 7670M. The 7660M has 1 GB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM. On battery it will use the 7669G to save power. When tethered it can switch to the 7660M on the fly for programs or games that need the graphics power.
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    The Intel would be your low power low performance side of your dual graphics setup. The 740m is what you'd want to use for gaming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    The Intel would be your low power low performance side of your dual graphics setup. The 740m is what you'd want to use for gaming.
    of course but can i use them both? and how to configure ?
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    No, you can't use them both at the same time, if that's what your asking. Other than that there should be a utility that will let you mange which card does what. From the factory it should be automatic. Games should automatically use the GT 740m. I don't game on my laptop so I never worried about it. I do know that I can set it up to ask me what card should be used when I launch a program or game. Then once I tell it which one to use it always uses that card for that program. I can manually set it to always use one specific card too if I want. My laptop is all AMD/ATI so it won't use the same utilities yours does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    No, you can't use them both at the same time, if that's what your asking. Other than that there should be a utility that will let you mange which card does what. From the factory it should be automatic. Games should automatically use the GT 740m. I don't game on my laptop so I never worried about it. I do know that I can set it up to ask me what card should be used when I launch a program or game. Then once I tell it which one to use it always uses that card for that program. I can manually set it to always use one specific card too if I want. My laptop is all AMD/ATI so it won't use the same utilities yours does.
    thank you as far as i know multi gpu is not an option for me so i will have to live with this fact anyway thanks for helping me realize.
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