Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I've got an Asus P8Z77 motherboard with a core i3775 processor, and a Geforce 660 video card. I'm running Windows 8.

While I primarily use the latter, there's situations where I want to use the HD4000 video adaptor built into the core processor - for example where I want to take advantage of quicksync. How would I do this?

share|improve this question
fixed it, I apparently got distracted while self answering ;p – Journeyman Geek Jul 10 '13 at 0:45
I'd add that with recent driver versions, having a monitor plugged in is NOT needed for quicksync use. However, the answer still holds true if you want to use the iGPU for output alongside a dGPU – Journeyman Geek Jun 20 '14 at 3:06
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Apparently the iGPU Multi-Monitor setting under advanced/system agent configuration/graphics configuration needs to be turned on. This is labelled for being for virtu but is necessary for the integrated GPU to be detectable by windows, even if you arn't running virtu.

Obviously the location of this may vary with different motherboard brands and the name of the setting may be different.

My guess is since lucid logix uses both GPUs, it tells the motherboard to simply run both - independent of whether you're running more than one monitor (with lucid outputting what you're rendering on the dedicated GPU to the integrated GPU), or using a multi-monitor set up taking advantage of both the IGPU and Dedicated GPU as independant outputs without lucid.

In my case this let me use my onboard video for a theoretical 3 additional outputs, rather than the switching that lucid does, and use quicksync alongside my discrete card.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .