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Using Your Dedicated GPU

In this exercise you'll learn how to make sure Scenome applications run on your dedicated GPU.

Get The Path To Scenome.exe

  1. Start the Shader application if a copy is not already running.

    Click here to learn how to start a copy of the Shader application.

  2. Select Help » Version from the main menu.

    This displays the version information dialog. The field named App Binaries displays the directory containing Scenome.exe. You can select this text and use CTRL + V to copy it to the Windows® clipboard.

Close Any Running Scenome Applications

  1. Close any running Scenome applications like Shader, Shell, or Graph.

Access Windows® 10 Settings

  1. Access the Windows® Start Menu and type Settings. This is a picture of the Windows® 10 Start Menu.
  2. Left click the Settings app icon.

    The Windows® Settings app starts:

    This is a picture of the Windows® 10 Settings app.

Open Graphics Settings

  1. Type Graphics Settings in the Search box and left click the Graphics Settings option that appears in the drop down list. This is a picture of the Windows® 10 Settings app.

    This displays the Graphics Settings view.

  2. Examine the Graphics Settings page and locate the Browse button. This is a picture of the Windows® 10 Settings app.

Find Scenome.exe

  1. Examine the Graphics Settings page and left click the Browse button.

    This displays a dialog that allows us to enter the path to the directory containing Scenome.exe.

    This is a picture of the browse file dialog.
  2. Use CTRL + V to paste the path to the directory containing Scenome.exe into the File name field: This is a picture of the browse file dialog.
  3. Click Add.

    The dialog navigates to the directory containing Scenome.exe.

    This is a picture of the browse file dialog in the directory containing Scenome.exe.
  4. Left click Scenome.exe and click Add or hit ENTER when you are finished.

    Windows® returns to Graphics Settings and adds an entry for Scenome Shell Application Container / Scenome.exe.

    This is a picture of the Windows® 10 Settings app with an entry for Scenome.exe.
  5. Click the Options button in the Scenome Shell Application Container entry and choose High Performance from the listed options.

    If the High Performance option is already chosen, or you don't see multiple GPUs listed, then you don't have an integrated GPU and dedicated GPU. In this case, Scenome applications will automatically run on the best graphics hardware available on your machine.

    This is a picture of the Windows® 10 Settings app with an entry for Scenome.exe.
  6. Click Save to return to the Windows® Settings app.

    This exercise is complete. Return to tutorials.