View Full Version : intel 4600 gpu... can activate or not

11-03-2013, 04:30 PM
I hope I'm not repeating a post but I ran a search to no avail.

Are the Intel integrated 4600 gpus that are/were? on the i7 4700hq cpus still there and if so are they activate able or are they just wasted dead weight?

Asus g750jx-rb71....(build date-late October 2013)

Thanks, ZZ

Edit- All I find on Google etc. is the hype about the 4600 gpu on the die of the i7 4700hq but no straight info on whether or not they can be used on later issues.

Thanks again, ZZ

11-03-2013, 05:02 PM
My understanding is that the Intel HD gpu is physically there but you cannot utilize it. The connections needed have been physically disabled.

11-03-2013, 05:10 PM
Thanks Nillaz, that is my impression as well but I can't find anything solid... only that it is accessible on the 4700hq chips but no mention of a cutoff date when access ceased. Though as I said I'm thinking Optimus technology support is required to use it.... shucks.


11-03-2013, 06:41 PM
Nillaz is right, there is no way to enable the Intel GPU.

11-03-2013, 07:55 PM
Thanks fellas... that's a shame but at least I know for sure now.

11-05-2013, 01:32 AM
As Nillaz mentioned, the integrated intel HD GPU is indeed physically disconnected. The reason is because the new GTX 700m series can be underclocked to very low frequencies, which make it consume less power than the integrated GPU when in battery mode. Incidently, the underclocked 700m series performs very well on battery. The new laptops that are taking advantage of the integrated GPU when on battery have the GTX 600m series (so it makes sense to switch graphics cards depending on the environment).