All about AMD Radeon Dual Graphics Technology

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AMD Radeon Dual Graphics is an AMD CrossFireX™-based technology that is available only for AMD APU-based systems that are installed with a coordinating AMD Radeon discrete graphics card. For the latest list of APU-based systems and discrete graphics cards that support AMD Radeon Dual Graphics technology, see http://www.amd.com/dualgraphics.

When AMD Radeon Dual Graphics is enabled, the integrated graphics processor in your APU works in combination with your discrete graphics card to provide increased graphics quality and performance, especially for gaming applications.

Note: When AMD Radeon Dual Graphics support is enabled, the Control Center application automatically restarts.

Enabling/Disabling AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics Technology

Use the AMD Radeon Dual Graphics page to enable or disable AMD Radeon Dual Graphics support.

When AMD Radeon Dual Graphics support is enabled, your discrete graphics card is used in combination with your APU to provide increased graphics performance and quality, when possible.

Note: When AMD Radeon Dual Graphics support is enabled, the Control Center application automatically restarts.
  1. Navigate to the AMD Radeon Dual Graphics page:
    • Standard View—Performance and Gaming > Gaming Performance.
    • Advanced View—Performance and Gaming.
  2. Select the appropriate option:
    • Enable AMD Radeon Dual Graphics—Allows multiple graphics processors to work together for improved graphics performance and quality. Displays connected to the secondary graphics card are automatically disabled.

      For Windows® 8.1, AMD Radeon Dual Graphics support is, by default, enabled only for applications and games that have either an AMD predefined or user-defined application profile. To enable AMD Radeon Dual Graphics for all games and applications, even ones without an application profile, select Enable AMD Radeon Dual Graphics for applications that have no associated application profile.

    • Disable AMD Radeon Dual Graphics—Allows additional displays to be enabled on the secondary graphics card, but does not provide additional graphics performance or quality.
  3. If needed, click and drag the slider to unlock support for displays connected to the secondary graphics card.Not all AMD Radeon Dual Graphics configurations support unlocking displays connected to the secondary graphics card.
    Note: For optimal performance when running 3D applications, connect all displays to the primary graphics processor and only unlock displays on the secondary processor if necessary.
  4. Click Apply.

AMD Radeon Dual Graphics support is enabled or disabled as appropriate. When AMD Radeon Dual Graphics is enabled, you can choose to show or hide the AMD Radeon Dual Graphics indicator.

Showing/Hiding the AMD Radeon Dual Graphics Logo

When AMD Radeon Dual Graphics support is enabled, you can choose to show the AMD Radeon Dual Graphics logo for 3D applications and games that are running in full-screen mode. This logo appears in the top-right corner of the screen to indicate that AMD Radeon Dual Graphics support is enabled. When AMD Radeon Dual Graphics support is disabled, no logo is shown.

  1. Right-click the Control Center logo in the Windows® notification area.
  2. In the menu that appears, select the graphics card associated with your APU, point to AMD Radeon Dual Graphics Settings, and select Show AMD Radeon Dual Graphics Status Icon (Where Applicable) to show the AMD Radeon Dual Graphics logo whenever AMD Radeon Dual Graphics is enabled.To hide the logo at all times, even when AMD Radeon Dual Graphics is enabled, clear the option.

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