Nvidia Graphics card is not recognized by the simulator

General discussion about the beta.

Moderators: senjer, Tom

Post Reply
User avatar
Jim2016
Posts: 567
Joined: 04 Jan 2016, 14:42
Location: Athens, Greece

Nvidia Graphics card is not recognized by the simulator

Post by Jim2016 » 29 Jun 2019, 15:30

For some reason, the simulator stopped recognizing my Nvidia GeForce GTX 950m graphics card and runs with the Intel HD integrated graphics (which as you can understand, results in a relatively low framerate). Even if I select "Run with graphics processor → High-performance Nvidia processor", which is the default by the way. I've also tried disabling the Intel HD graphics but then it uses the "Microsoft Basic Render Driver" which runs the game at 6 fps :lol:

Image
Image

User avatar
senjer
Posts: 1010
Joined: 13 Apr 2013, 11:31

Re: Nvidia Graphics card is not recognized by the simulator

Post by senjer » 29 Jun 2019, 16:15

Normaly the "Run with" option should work. You do have to do that every single time you start the simulator. Have you tried to force it with the Nvidia control panel? You can also try to delete the settings file in the %appdata% folder of the simulator.

User avatar
Jim2016
Posts: 567
Joined: 04 Jan 2016, 14:42
Location: Athens, Greece

Re: Nvidia Graphics card is not recognized by the simulator

Post by Jim2016 » 29 Jun 2019, 16:16

I’ve done both

User avatar
senjer
Posts: 1010
Joined: 13 Apr 2013, 11:31

Re: Nvidia Graphics card is not recognized by the simulator

Post by senjer » 29 Jun 2019, 16:26

The problem with those laptops is that the intel HD is always used to display on your screen. The Nvidia renders the frame, sends it to the Intel and the Intel puts in on your screen.

You can bypass that on an external monitor and some gaming laptops can disable the Intel in the BIOS setting but you need a good amount of knowledge to do so without problems. Otherwise your screen will remain black. With a lot of older games I know the game itself doesn't recognise the external GPU. But as I'm having a laptop with the same confic (Intel HD with GTX 1070 GPU) that can't be the case.

User avatar
Jim2016
Posts: 567
Joined: 04 Jan 2016, 14:42
Location: Athens, Greece

Re: Nvidia Graphics card is not recognized by the simulator

Post by Jim2016 » 29 Jun 2019, 16:34

Ok, I’ll try searching more to see if I can find anything. Or otherwise wait for new driver updates as they may fix the issue.

Post Reply