We all know. Parallel to the CPU Graphics card is one of the most important elements of any computer, improving the performance of the graphics card can keep applications and games running. smoother and faster.
As can be seen, the graphics card is integrated with dedicated RAM memory allowing games and applications to run faster and more efficiently. If your laptop has a discrete graphics card installed, the performance is much better than the laptop using the integrated graphics card on the motherboard, so the best way to increase the performance of your computer’s hardware is .. Use a laptop with a discrete graphics card. However, you can also set up some software and tweak it to help the graphics card work better.
1 / Graphics card “onboard”:
“Onboard” graphics card, also known as integrated graphics card is a graphics chip mounted on the motherboard (mainboard) of the computer. When viewing the parameters of a laptop, information about this graphics card will write “Intel HD Graphics”, “GMA 4500HD” … if the computer uses Intel processors, and on computers using AMD processors, the graphics chip graphics card named ATI / AMD (formerly ATI graphics card maker acquired by AMD).
On older computers, the “onboard” video card is controlled by either an integrated chip on the motherboard or a part of the Northbridge chipset. Meanwhile, the new video card manufacturers are now integrated directly into the CPU to increase the performance of graphics processing and reduce the heat generated when operating.
Since the onboard graphics card uses part of the system RAM, when you check it, you will see a little bit of shortage of RAM. There are some computer lines that can share quite a lot of RAM for the used graphics card (from 750MB to 1GB), so for the computer to operate smoothly while showing graphics, while running applications, you should buy at least 4GB. RAM for laptops.
In terms of graphics upgrades, the onboard graphics card on the laptop is not the same as the discrete graphics card that we can “comfortably” replace or upgrade another card. In most laptops, the graphics card cannot be changed. The onboard graphics card chipset is integrated into the “motherboard” of the system and is not replaceable. However, when using in games or graphics that require a higher configuration than default, you can speed up by making a slight adjustment like this:
a / Set up 3D graphics:
Any laptop has a video card driver and management software included with the manufacturer. With popular computer lines now most are using Intel onboard graphics cards.
To tweak 3D settings, right click the desktop in any location (or right-click the Intel icon on the system tray – right bottom corner of the screen), select Graphics Properties (You can only select this item when the driver for the video card is fully installed). The Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel (Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel) appears, follow the figure below:
Click on the 3D item on the left hand side, you will see a 3D Preference slider with 2 customizations that allow you to choose between Performance and Quality. If you choose Performance to improve performance while playing game or doing graphics, 3D performance will decrease and vice versa, if you increase 3D capability, it will result in slow frame rate (fps). and performance change. If you need graphics for gaming then we recommend for performance> quality.
b / Customize general settings (Custom Settings):
1. Image Quality: Tweaking this option will sharpen pixels in an object, but will slow down performance because the image takes time to resolve. As shown in the image above, the Intel HD graphics panel, you can choose to increase the performance and reduce the quality of objects. This greatly improves graphics performance, although the result will be blurred images. You can keep it in equilibrium mode if you don’t want to be “annoyed” after each tweak.
Anisotropic Filtering: Adjusting this graphics mode will improve the sharpness and clarity of objects in a game. For the best if you do not know about this option, you can leave the “Application Settings” mode.
3. Vertical Sync (V-Sync): When playing graphically intensive games, you may encounter scene scenes that require high resolution and fast performance. This usually happens when the frame rate in a video game is higher than your laptop’s refresh rate. Example: The image “stutters,” when playing a shooting game, will greatly affect the player. To prevent the image from being overlapped, you enable V-sync via the graphics card control panel.
(Note: you can always turn on vertical sync when you notice a higher frame-per-second (fps) than your screen’s refresh rate and turn it off otherwise.)
c / Accelerate the onboard graphics card by external software:
GMABooster: Considered the world’s first and only performance boosting solution for the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator series, you can use it to increase the performance of your onboard graphics card up to 2.4x and is a powerful tool for those who like to experience advanced 3D games. The solution is not only good for 3D games but also improves the graphics capabilities when you watch HD videos, works smoothly when you watch Google Earth and some other professional graphics applications.
=> GMABooster allows to adjust the clock speed of Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (945GM / GME / GMS / GSE943 / 940GML / GU Expres) chip to 166/200/250/400 MHz and has immediate effect, and from there playing the game will be smoother.
(GMABooster software is free and supports Windows, MacOS and Linux operating systems, you can use it comfortably without paying any cost. If you are a frequent user of this software then you can sign up for a free account on the manufacturer’s website to get support for the latest versions).
– Another software that is also known by many gamers is the Razer Game Booster software of iObit software company. This software helps to bring up the list of pre-installed games on the computer, you just have to choose which game you need to accelerate the graphics.
=> To configure which programs are running and which programs will turn off when playing games, you can go to Boost Settings to install. In the list that appears, the programs that have a tick mark are the programs that will be turned off when the Razer Game Booster is active, you can customize it to your liking, as long as you save a lot of RAM and Most CPU while gaming without affecting system performance. After the installation is complete, click Apply to complete.
(This software is also provided free of charge. You can go to “Google” to search and download the software to experience.)
Some other notes:
In addition to the above instructions, we need to consider the conditions that affect the performance as well as the graphics performance of the laptop:
– Laptop overheats due to dirt blocking the heat dissipation slots, reducing CPU activity leading to reduced graphics performance. You must pay attention to cleaning the motherboard and its internal components after a period of 3-6 months.
– Stay up to date with the latest drivers. You can find the new driver version via Control Panel -> Device Manager -> Display Adapters -> Intel HD Graphics -> Update Driver Software if your laptop uses Intel chip.
Use apps like CCleaner to get rid of unwanted programs and services, and disable unnecessary startup items. The correct adjustments will optimize PC performance, ultimately leading to a smoother game experience.
As for discrete VGA, there’s no need to speed up any more .. :)) .. Wish You Success !!