Just as the title says, I recently got a new laptop with an i7 11th gen and a 3050ti and the games run less than desirable- checking the windows settings shows that the display is connected to the intel chip, and all tinkering with nvidia control panel doesn't change anything. image
@zoey_waVe64 - Most laptops with Nvidia GPUs use a feature called Optimus. Laptops are designed to automatically switch from the Intel GPU to the Nvidia GPU as soon as you start playing a game. Check the Nvidia control panel app to make sure that your games are using the Nvidia GPU.
You can also run ThrottleStop to test if the Nvidia GPU is working correctly.
In the ThrottleStop Options window, turn on Nvidia GPU monitoring. When the Nvidia GPU is active, it will show the GPU temperature on a button at the lower right corner of the main screen. It will show GPU --- °C when the Nvidia GPU is in a low power state and is not being used.
If you run a ThrottleStop Log File while gaming, it will record your Nvidia GPU speed and temperatures. That will confirm if your Nvidia GPU is being used or not. Copy and paste the log file data to www.pastebin.com if you need help.