Question iGPU or dGPU for browser (for online video)?

Feb 9, 2019
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Hello all,

I have a laptop with Intel HD and a Nvidia MX150 dGPU.

I've noticed that the Intel HD gets really pushed while I'm watching videos (youtube and other streaming sites/content). I was thinking if it would make sense to set the dGPU (Nvidia MX150) as default for my browser (Chrome) via the Nvidia control panel.

My reasoning is (this might be very dumb) that it would "free up" the Intel HD/CPU --, and maybe disperse the heating between the Intel HD/CPU and the Nvidia? Does this make any sense?

Any tips on how to better offload CPU to the GPU?

Thanks
 
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Sure, in theory the CPU should run cooler, how much and any appreciable diff only testing would tell. Depending whether MX150 has any idle feature, it may end up using more battery though. Again testing will tell. What u gotta lose, it doesn't work, u switch it back.
 
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Feb 9, 2019
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Sure, in theory the CPU should run cooler, how much and any appreciable diff only testing would tell. Depending whether MX150 has any idle feature, it may end up using more battery though. Again testing will tell. What u gotta lose, it doesn't work, u switch it back.
True, I'll try it out. Thanks
 

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