Gaming on an external GPU with a monitor, use laptop's internal GPU for video
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Gaming on an external GPU with a monitor, use laptop's internal GPU for video  


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I currently own a Dell XPS15 9570 (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, FHD screen, 16GB Ram, 4 lane pcie). I'm planning to buy a Razer Core X with a 1080ti (haven't decided which one).
I usually play games on a monitor (I have a desktop PC) and watch videos on my laptop. I would really like to get rid of my old pc and start using only my laptop. 

Is it possible with the external closure to game on an external monitor and watch some videos on the laptop at the same time, without sacrificing performance. A scenario, where the laptop uses its own internal video card (I guess the Intel one, since I read the dGPU should be disabled) and the monitor uses the external video card. 

I found a similar thread on the forum, but no definitive answer there. I'm also aware of the PCH chip cooling issue and I've prepared a thermal pad and may also repaste the CPU. 

Thanks in advance!


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Dell XPS 15 9570 (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, FHD screen)

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@nosebleed You may do that through Windows Hybrid graphics. Open Graphics settings then manually assign each app/game to use a particular graphics card.

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