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Dedicated GPU Memory / Did I do something wrong? / GPU Not Running Smoothly  


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[System/Build info below]

Hello friends,

firstly, let me say thank you for this forum. I already learned a lot. I'm a complete newbie so some things that are obvious to you might not be to me. Please point them out so I can learn what I may improve.

The issue with my build is that with my new GPU (8GB Zotac NVidia GeForce GTX 1070 Amp! Extreme)I am getting fewer frames and a more stuttery image in FPS than with my integrated GPU (2GB NVidia GeForce 930MX) at the same graphics settings.

I've tried to identify the reason but I do not quite understand what the issue is. 


Installing the GPU and driver went well after deactivating Windows BitLocker but I am not sure whether I am running the unit at its full potential.

Display Adaptors in Device Manager:


I've had a look at the task manager tab for my new GPU and noticed that the "Dedicated GPU Memory" is mostly only at 0.8-1.4 of 8.0 GB with a utilisation percentage of ~20% when idle and 80-100% when in an FPS game. Unfortunately, I do not have the knowledge to interpret those figures.

Task Manager screenshot after running an FPS game:

Zotac's Firestorm software stats screenshot after running an FPS game:


What do these stats tell me? Is there a way to increase that "Dedicated GPU Memory" while keeping the utilisation percentage moderate? Are those figures relevant at all? Could I have missed an important step during the setup that now won't let me run the eGPU at its full potential?

In any way, thank you very much for your time and help.

Kind Regards, 





HP Probook 4750 G5

Windows 10 - 64 Bit 

Intel Core i7 8th gen - 16 GB RAM

Internal Graphics: Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620 & 2GB NVIDIA GeForce 930MX

eGPU Adapter: M2/NGFF Wifi Card Slot EXP GDC Beast V8.0

eGPU: 8GB Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! Extreme Core Edition

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.