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There are many gaming laptops in the market with similar hardware specification, however, there is one technology that makes MSI gaming laptops stand out from other ordinary products. That is the MSI exclusive Discrete GPU mode switch technology.

MSI has published a video explained how to switch between integrated GPU hybrid mode and discreteGPU only mode. Let’s talk about how it is done.


With the GPU switch technology, user can solve possible software compatibility issue and increase the performance in both games and utility software.

MSI DiscreteGraphics Modeexplained

For the hardware, MSI has placed “MUX switch” in the motherboard circuit, so the GPUcan be rerouted.

MSI DiscreteGraphics Modeexplained

For the firmware, MSI BIOS engineer must build the programming code in order to let the GPU switch become controllable practically, finally, users will need an easy user interface to access the switch without overly complicated steps, and here comes the MSI Center.

MSI DiscreteGraphics Modeexplained

The MSI DiscreteGraphics Mode may seem like just a small option inside the MSI center, but it actually contains all the hard work of MSI.

MSI DiscreteGraphics Modeexplained

If your laptop has this function, please don’t hesitate and try it now.