I have an i7 2630qm and a 6970m in my m17x r3, and I can't seem to find a way to use PowerXpress (which is basically the AMD version of Optimus). Does anyone know where to download something for it?
Actually, the power saving technology supported by your graphics card is called "PowerPlay" and you can enable/disable it in the catalyst control center. Here's an article that will help you find that feature, the description is a little different so just scroll down to the AMD part, also, the version of the Catalyst control center might be a little different than the one you have, but It'll give you a basic idea of what you are looking for. Let me know how it goes.
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If that article is correct, then that's not what I'm looking for. I have that option already to switch to my iGPU when unplugged from the charger and then switch back to dGPU when plugged in. What I want is for my GPU to switch based on how much it's needed. When I"m browsing the web, it should be on the iGPU, but when I start playing a GPU-intensive game, it should switch to my dGPU.
Also, the CCC in that article looks nothing like mine. It's 9 years old.
I also can't download drivers from AMD. I've tried to choose the driver for my GPU (the 6xxxM series) and I've tried the "auto-detect and install" and both say something along the lines of "You don't have the necessary hardware for this."
Hello Ferrari353,I did a little research and it seems that Alienware does not support the PowerXpress feature. Sorry for the inconvenience.