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On board graphics card with laptops

Question asked by Tom Hickerson on Feb 26, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 27, 2018 by Iain McEwen

I have a Dell precision 7710, and it has a Nvidia Quadro M-4000M.  


I am not having any issues, but one thing I don't understand is why there is a "Intel Graphics Settings" application as well as two graphics adapters in device manager.  One is the Nvidia, and then there is a Intel HD Graphics P350.


I see how on a desktop you can have two display adapters, one is on the motherboard, and one is in a PCI slot, but how does this relate on a laptop.  On desktops you can disable onboard video adapter, but I don't see an option for this in laptops.  How do you control what video card your laptop is using? 


Are the laptop screen and external video ports all controlled by the NVidia?