Referring to problems with a graphics card, the graphics processing unit, usually on a PC, or specific settings on a graphics card for a specific game.

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how to maximize my GPU's efficiency in Minecraft

So, i like playing modded Minecraft, the problem is that my GPU sucks. Any ways to max out the efficiency till i can get a better on. Its a Intel(R) HD graphics 2 gen and its integrated Any help at ...
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Minecraft: Diagonal Line When running with GeForce Graphics Driver

There is a diagonal line in my Minecraft when running with my graphics processor. It appears to be a frame error. One side of the line is not updating as fast as the other line It is especially ...
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Fifa 16 - PC -all players rendered black with Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580

I just bought the Intel NUC Skull Canyon (NUC6i7KYK) with the latest Iris Pro Graphics Card (580). As this is supposed to be a Mini PC for gaming, i expected FIFA 16 to be working. But unfortunately ...
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What is hardware video decoding, and should I enable it?

I was browsing through my Steam settings recently when I found the following checkbox: What is hardware video decoding, and should I enable it? Would it increase or decrease my performance? What ...
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How to fix distorted blocks in Minecraft?

These "distortions" keep appearing all over my screen. I'm using the integrated GPU of an AMD A10 7850K. Also, I've installed 8GB Corsair RAM running at 2400 MHz. The hardware shouldn't be the cause ...
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Minecraft Crashing [duplicate]

I am facing a problem with Minecraft. It is actually crashing every time I start playing it. I am running Windows 10 64-bit on PC with an Intel Core i5 Processor (2nd Gen). Here is a link to the error ...
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What am I doing wrong here? [closed]

I bought an Asus gaming laptop for the sole purpose of gaming but for some reason I always have to use the lowest settings just to get it to run somewhat smoothly. It has a 3.5 GHz i7, 8 gb ram, 750 ...
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Extremely low FPS in all the games

I used to play games on my system like GTA IV, Mafia II and Counter Strike : Global Offensive around 1.5 years ago and then I quit gaming. Then after a few months, I tried playing those games again, ...
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How can I judge hardware against minimum and recommended specs?

While investigating graphics card benchmarks for a new PC, I noticed that some of the games I've been playing on my current laptop list minimum specificaitons on Steam that are considerably higher ...
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How to Force Nvidia Geforce Experience to recognize Warframe?

I specified an additional folder path C:\Users\win\AppData\Local\Warframe\Downloaded\Test\Tools to the Nvidia Geforce Experience(NGE) program to scan the Warframe.exe to optimize its graphics. ...
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Which Site Should I choose to download my MSI Graphics card drivers?

[This question applies to all the other graphics card with special editions] I have 2 NVidia GeForce 560 TI MSI's Twin Frozr III Hawk Edition graphics cars and I want to download its drivers. The ...
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AMD and Nvidia: which provide longer driver update/support for Graphic Card? [closed]

While I already know about the difference between their price, energy efficiency, and performance, I am interested in which company will provide a longer driver support/update for their graphic card. ...
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GPU not fully utilized?

I've been playing The Witness, and I noticed that the game is lagging without fully utilizing my graphics card. My setup is pretty old at this point (HD 5850 and i7-930). The game remained at a semi-...
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Ubuntu Linux - Dota 2 - Graphics card doesn't support OpenGL 3.1

So I spent like FOREVER downloading Dota 2, only to find that when I launch it it requires OpenGL 3.1, which my graphics card (Intel integrated graphics) doesn't support. Can I make it use a previous ...
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Sudden FPS drop in multiple games

So, I've been getting pretty good framerate on most of the games on my new laptop. A couple days ago, I tried playing Minecraft modpacks which had some major problems. I tried to fix those, which ...
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Graphic problems in some games

Recently I've started having problems with graphics in some games. No problems in these games: Payday 2, Just Cause 2, Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light Redux, Sniper Elite 3, Left 4 Dead 2 ...
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Unexpected FPS drops (Sometimes)

I've recently run into a very annoying problem in Assassin's Creed Black Flag. I am playing this game on my laptop which have the following specs: Intel Core i7 4510U @ 3.1 GHz (At turbo boost) 8 GB ...
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How to make games in low resolutions scale to full-screen on Nvidia GT 640M?

I have a laptop with a discrete Nvidia GeForce GT 640M LE graphics card (together with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000). My display has native resolution of 1920x1080. Unfortunately, when I try ...
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Fix LOD Texture Glitch in Oblivion

When I turn on LOD on The Elder scrolls Oblivion, I get this weird blurriness on the ground textures. I've been told clamping my GPU driver will fix it, bit I can't find a way to do that. I'm running ...
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Graphics of Far Cry 3 not that good after unexpected shutdown

First of all, I know this is not a site about hardware problems. But I think if we are gamers, then we probably know something about the hardware. So here is the problem: I was playing Far Cry 3 on my ...
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Minecraft says org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated only after updating, I tried updating graphics card [duplicate]

The title explains most of it. I have a lenovo G580, originally windows 8, since I upgraded to windows 10 I got a crash report. I tried downloading Intel's upgrading graphics card software, it didn't ...
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Forcing games to run in exclusive fullscreen mode (for nVidia Share/GameStream)

nVidia Share requires games to be run in exclusive fullscreen mode (it cannot be borderless windowed) to be able to work. Is there a way for me to force games without the option to run in exclusive ...
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Diablo 3 runs on integrated graphics, but gets stuck on dedicated graphics

I would like to play Diablo III, and I have installed it on my laptop with Windows 10. I have a computer with 2 graphic cards. The first one is a low quality Intel embedded with the motherboard, the ...
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Medal Of Honor Warfighter (PC) error-“ DirectX function ”GetDeviceRemovedReason“ failed with DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG ”

After upgrading to Windows 10 I get the above mentioned error every time I die in an online match, and then the game crashes. It also happens when I try to see my platoon card in the game. I tried ...
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Minecraft: Super Secret Settings Black Screen

So, it's come to my attention that whenever I press "Super Secret Settings" in the options menu, Minecraft goes black. I can click buttons, and stuff like that, but I can't see. I just restart the ...
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In all games, shadows have small rectangles that flicker

Graphics card drivers are completely up to date. Operating systems have been Windows 7 and Windows 10. Graphics card is a GTX 660M This happens in multiple different games. WoW, Archeage, H1Z1, ...
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1080p on 4K display

I'm currently evaluating to buy a 4K computer screen to use in 2160p natively while coding or working with Windows but I plan to play my games in 1080p because 4K rendering is of course a very heavy ...
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Windows 10 Video Driver Out-dated

When I try to run Stonehearth an Error message pops up saying... Could not find OpenGL. Press 'okay' to go to stonehearth.net to learn how to upgrade your graphics card drivers. I was able to run ...
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Random glitchess in graphics in every game

So for the past week I've been getting random glitches in my graphics in every game, only when I'm in game. I've tried re-installing the latest drivers with no joy. Anything else I can try? It shows ...
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Game doesn't recognise my nvidia graphic card

I have an ASUS n53sn-sz129v, which has an nVidia GT550m graphics card as well as the Intel HD 3000 on board graphics chip. My problem is that when I start some games (GTA V and CoD: Advanced Warfare),...
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How to read system requirements & compare GPUs?

I've wanted to ask this for quite some time, hope this is the right place ... So, the system requirements for games usually give a recommendation for the minimally required GPU and CPU for both Nvidia ...
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Metro 2033 Extreme GPU Heat

I'm running an NVIDIA GeForce 560, with a good case with plenty of ventilation (2 front intake, 1 top exhaust, 1 back exhaust). Metro 2033 runs my card up to 75-80+ degrees Celsius. Although lowering ...
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GeForce 840M only have 32MB VRAM?

Some days earlier I bought a lenovo flex 2 - 15 . Its graphic card is Nvidia GeForce 840m with 4GB dedicated ram . my os is win 8.1 . But in PES 2013's and PES 2009's setting is written that VRAM is ...
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X not recognising discrete AMD Radeon graphics card

I have just installed FSX on a windows 8.1 system, however in the graphics settings I can only select intel hd graphics 4000 not my discrete AMD Radeon card. In the AMD switchable graphics I have set ...
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What is V-Sync and when should I enable it? [duplicate]

Most modern 3D games have a graphics option "V-Sync". It's usually an on/off setting. I'd like to understand settings I tweak with, and this one kind of eludes me. What does "V-Sync" mean, and when ...
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Minecraft [any version] - Flashing/Graphical Glitches?

I recently reset my PC, and have noticed that since I have done so, Minecraft has been acting strangely. Whenever I play, the entire game window [GUI and all] flashes white for an instant. Or, the GUI ...
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Why is there still screen tearing even when fps are limited to be equal to monitor refresh rate?

Why is there still screen tearing even when fps are limited to be equal to monitor refresh rate? Also if tearing occurs because of fps higher than screen refresh rate why don't games limit fps to be ...
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Could the 5:4 aspect ratio of my monitor affect videogames performance?

For starters I would like to mention my PC's specs: OS: Windows 7 64 bit CPU: AMD FX 6350 3.9GHz RAM: Dual Channel 6GB 1333MHz HDD: 500GB SATA III MOBO: ASUS M5A97 R2.0 GPU: Radeon HD 6750 I have ...
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Are FIFA 2015 minimum required specs are supported by a Mac Retina with NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M video card? [closed]

I've read the specs for FIFA 15 at EA official page and found that the recommended video card is an NVIDIA GTX 460. I'm running FIFA 14 for Windows on a MacBook Retina 15" Mid 2012 (using bootcamp) ...
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Nvidia Optimus Not letting me start games

I have a packard bell gaming laptop. Its an i5 quad core, 12 gigs of ram. and a gtx 750m The problem is that it has nvidia optimus(for those who dont know, Nvidia optimus is a feature that lets the ...
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How to play Diablo III in a Virtual Machine?

I saw a lot of people asking the same question in other forums (yes, i've googled it a little bit), and some people answered that of course is possible to play it in a Virtual Machine but only using ...
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Couldn't setup OpenGL for the requested monitor resolution Hearthstone Linux

When I try to run Hearthstone I get the error mentioned in the heading and in the following body: GLContext: failed to share context 40000: Success. Screen: could not setup GL for resolution (...
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Mobile graphics cards - will they cope with the most demanding games [closed]

I'm in the process of thinking about upgrading my laptop. I haven't been gaming for a while, but with a nice shiny new laptop, I would probably look to get into a few games again :) I'm a bit out of ...
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What does D3D11 do?

In the Video settings for the video-game Smite, in the right half, above ANTI ALIASING and below SCREEN TYPE, there is a checkbox to "Use D3D11". What does it do exactly?
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Games graphics appear incorrect while on HDMI

I play games on my Dell XPS laptop, All games are running normal graphics, no lags or freezing and everything is okay but the problem comes when I connect the laptop to my TV through the HDMI. Games ...
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Display becomes messed up at 16bit

I'm trying to play planescape Torment on my windows install on a macbook pro. The colors in the entire game are garbled and messed up. The problem is the color palette. In fact, the color pallete on ...
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How important are the pixel shader and vertex shader version on a video card?

I have a video card that has version 4.1 and the game recommends 5.0, but says at minimum 3.0... How will these two aspects of the video card impact the overall performance of the game? Will there ...
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Intel graphics error with Minecraft 1.7.2

I have Minecraft 1.7.2 but it wants me to update my Intel Express Four Chipset Family drivers but Intel's site is saying I can't do it on windows 8 I used the "Intel Auto Checker" for it. Mojang says ...
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Why does the Nvidia GeForce Experience incorrectly report my driver as “up to date”? [closed]

I generally keep track of (and update) my video card drivers on my own. However, I decided recently to rely on the GeForce Experience software to let me know if there was a driver update. ...
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What difference does graphics card RAM make?

There are graphics cards that only differ in the amount of RAM they have, e.g. MSI GTX770 Twin Frozr II Gaming OC 4GB and MSI GTX770 Twin Frozr II Gaming OC 2GB. Is more RAM better for more monitors? ...