Using Your Dedicated GPU

You need the following Simdify® modules to complete this exercise: Simdify® Free Edition

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

Get Path To Simdify.exe

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

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

  2. Select Help » Version from the main menu.

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

Close Any Running Simdify Applications

  1. Close any running Simdify applications like Layout, 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 Simdify.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 Simdify.exe.

    This is a picture of the browse file dialog.
  2. Use CTRL + V to paste the path to the directory containing Simdify.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 Simdify.exe.

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

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

    This is a picture of the Windows® 10 Settings app with an entry for Simdify.exe.
  5. Click the Options button in the Simdify 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, Simdify 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 Simdify.exe.
  6. Click Save to return to the Windows® Settings app.