[Solved] I can't access to the Nvidia control panel of my eGPU card
The only way I can run my eGPU with applications (games) is the to use the "Graphics specifications" feature of Windows 10, like that :
If works well for most of the games!
The problem is that I can't access to the NVIDIA Control Panel, because Windows 10 consider the GPU is not connected when I'm in the desktop...
I see this message:
Is there an alternative solution?
I had to install proper nvidia drivers myself in order to get the nVidia Control Panel.
There also seems to be an UWP App in the Windows Store that Windows suggested to me upon first time connect.
The nVidia Control Panel is not available by default even after installation. It is only available if you have your nVidia GPU connected.
EDIT: right.. and if it is not available,if your GPU is available, but inactive. You might want to start any application using the nVidia GPU first.
I already did that. I installed the proper drivers. Even if I launch an application that using the eGPU first, the control panel is still unavailable (the icon is visible in the task bar, but when I click on it, I have the message "Nvidia Display settings are not available. You are not currently using a display attached to an NVIDIA GPU").
So, no solution?
I found many topics on this subject, but no solution... 🙁
Which settings are you looking to change in Nvidia Control Panel. That message pops up when there's no monitor directly connected to the Nvidia eGPU. You can buy a headless HDMI adapter to get around it.
@bloodstainer I don't think that would fix the tearing issues. The Nvidia eGPU doesn't drive the iMac internal display directly. The Radeon dGPU is what attached to internal display. I would recommend trying different driver versions from bootcampdrivers.com and see whether that helps.
Oh ok, i see. Thanks for you help. I will test different drivers.
I would avoid the headless display adapter and stick with the built-in Windows 10 graphic switching option. I have used both on an iMac internal display and the performance and overall response time is much better without the headless adapter.
Could you also disable the AMD dGPU and use the Intel iGPU + Nvidia eGPU? I know that Intel integrated graphics has options for V-Sync.