Intel UHD graphics


joeT44

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I did a clean install yesterday and I've done a few of them every few months; I like a fresh Os every once in a while but this time Windows installed the Intel UHD graphics driver. I have 4090 Laptop gpu installed from the factory. Now when I run a benchmark like Time spy my fps take a substantial drop. If I uninstall the Intel driver my benchmarks won't even load. Is there any way to stop Windows from installing that driver during setup or any version of W11 that won't do that. Appreciate your help. Thank you.
 
Windows Build/Version
23H2 22631.2861

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI GE78HX 13VI
    CPU
    I9-13980HX
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 4090 Laptop
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 990 Pro Raid 0
You should have both Intel and nVidia drivers installed.


I've never owned a laptop with Optimus tech, so I'm a little weak on the details.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Amd Threadripper 7970X
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte TRX50 Aero D
    Memory
    128GB (4 X 32) Kingston DDR5 5200 (RDIMM)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 4090 OC
    Sound Card
    none (USB to speakers), Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 27E1N8900 OLED
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @ 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Crucial T700 2TB M.2 NVME SSD
    WD 4TB Blue SATA SSD
    Seagate 18TB IronWolf Pro
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1600 GT
    Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo XL
    Cooling
    Alphacool Eisbaer Pro Aurora 360, with 3 Phanteks T30 fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 (wired)
    Mouse
    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps
  • Operating System
    windows 11 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Intel I9-13900K
    Motherboard
    Asus RoG Strix Z690-E
    Memory
    64GB G.Skill DDR5-6000
    Graphics card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 3090 ti
    Sound Card
    built in Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329C
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    WDC SN850 1TB
    8 TB Seagate Ironwolf
    4TB Seagate Ironwolf
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1300 GT
    Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo
    Cooling
    Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 (wired)
Most people here choose to manage their own drivers rather than let windows update do any updates on them. You can use this tutorial. Since you have pro, I advise to use group policy. The regedit file works for Home and Pro.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3447
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
You need both drivers installed in order to use the various graphics modes.
These graphics modes are controlled by the MSI Centre.
basically 3 modes, the first two require Intel UHD drivers.

1. Integrated graphics (Intel UHD).
2. Hybrid (Optimus).
3. Discrete graphics (Nvidia).

By not installing the Intel UHD drivers problems will occur*, you won't improve the performance for mode 3.
Very broadly speaking there is only around a ~10% loss in performance going from Discrete Graphics > Hybrid.

Firmware/Driver/related Software updates should be done from the MSI updater, Microsoft updates, and MS Store.

"Now when I run a benchmark like Time spy my fps take a substantial drop."

I have a Laptop with very similar hardware, different brand, and that is unlikely with both graphics drivers installed. On mine it is very broadly that 10% in Hybrid mode and I use that same test.

" If I uninstall the Intel driver my benchmarks won't even load."*

*
The benchmark will detect drivers for both graphics, probably not loading because you removed the Intel driver it expects, and maybe you are in Mode 2. Hybrid (Optimus). Check the manual of the MSI centre.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
You need both drivers installed in order to use the various graphics modes.
These graphics modes are controlled by the MSI Centre.
basically 3 modes, the first two require Intel UHD drivers.

1. Integrated graphics (Intel UHD).
2. Hybrid (Optimus).
3. Discrete graphics (Nvidia).

By not installing the Intel UHD drivers problems will occur*, you won't improve the performance for mode 3.
Very broadly speaking there is only around a ~10% loss in performance going from Discrete Graphics > Hybrid.

Firmware/Driver/related Software updates should be done from the MSI updater, Microsoft updates, and MS Store.

"Now when I run a benchmark like Time spy my fps take a substantial drop."

I have a Laptop with very similar hardware, different brand, and that is unlikely with both graphics drivers installed. On mine it is very broadly that 10% in Hybrid mode and I use that same test.

" If I uninstall the Intel driver my benchmarks won't even load."*

*
The benchmark will detect drivers for both graphics, probably not loading because you removed the Intel driver it expects, and maybe you are in Mode 2. Hybrid (Optimus). Check the manual of the MSI centre.
Thank you so much Helmut. In the General Settings in MSI Center I had it in #2 mode. You solved my problem!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI GE78HX 13VI
    CPU
    I9-13980HX
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 4090 Laptop
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 990 Pro Raid 0

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