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+50% on terrible performance is still terrible, this thing barely pushes P1000 in 3DMark11.
Great, now I can have a hot, noisy laptop that still isn't good for gaming.
Really, my M14x with a GT 650M can barely run BF3, and a 650M is about 2.5x of the 7670M

Hey, nobody told you to buy it

T_T
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Guys,

I recently bought this laptop. A stellar performer for the small size but its a shame that HP still haven't come up with a updated BIOS to switch graphics to 7670M card permanently. So most of the games (especially ones with OpenGL) works with lagging and doesnt switch to the Radeon card.

Tried with Alan wake, but works with the integrated Intel card where as Just Cause 2 switches to "High performance" mode from AMD catalyst whereas Alan wake always reverts back to "not assigned"

This sucks.mad.gif

This is as far as we can get : http://corepremier.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/hp-envy-6-switchable-graphics-problem.html

Edited by neoanderz - 9/18/12 at 2:00am
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Guys,
I recently bought this laptop. A stellar performer for the small size but its a shame that HP still haven't come up with a updated BIOS to switch graphics to 7670M card permanently. So most of the games (especially ones with OpenGL) works with lagging and doesnt switch to the Radeon card.
Tried with Alan wake, but works with the integrated Intel card where as Just Cause 2 switches to "High performance" mode from AMD catalyst whereas Alan wake always reverts back to "not assigned"
This sucks.mad.gif
This is as far as we can get : http://corepremier.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/hp-envy-6-switchable-graphics-problem.html

No ultrabooks switch permanently because they're designed not for gaming, but for battery life. If they have permanent 7670M graphics then it wont have good life, so it will switch if you need the performance for certain tasks. Right click when you're launching the game and just select the other graphics card, it's that simple. (Asus laptops do it byt default also).

Also dat text, why's it massive? o.O
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No ultrabooks switch permanently because they're designed not for gaming, but for battery life. If they have permanent 7670M graphics then it wont have good life, so it will switch if you need the performance for certain tasks. Right click when you're launching the game and just select the other graphics card, it's that simple. (Asus laptops do it byt default also).
Also dat text, why's it massive? o.O

I believe there should be at least an option to permanently switch. Because at the moment no matter how updated the drivers are, most of the games doesn't take use out of the radeon card. I saw on HP site that if a game involves Open GL then catalyst reverts back to law performance mode. As a solution they have released a switchable graphics bios for other Envys but not for this.

Btw sorry about txt size o.o
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I believe there should be at least an option to permanently switch. Because at the moment no matter how updated the drivers are, most of the games doesn't take use out of the radeon card. I saw on HP site that if a game involves Open GL then catalyst reverts back to law performance mode. As a solution they have released a switchable graphics bios for other Envys but not for this.
Btw sorry about txt size o.o

Never seen it on any other HP laptops, but just when you're launching the program, right click on the executable and select the AMD card in the list.
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+50% on terrible performance is still terrible, this thing barely pushes P1000 in 3DMark11.Really, my M14x with a GT 650M can barely run BF3, and a 650M is about 2.5x of the 7670M

The integrated graphics on my A10-4600m is enough to run BF3 multiplayer pretty easily. Surely a GT 650M is a massive step up from that.

Different standards of performance, I guess.
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