In case you want your Notebook to perform optimal with PLAYDECK, you might need to adjust some options.
Lets say you have an Intel Onboard GPU and an additional NVidia GPU. By default, PLAYDECK will use the Intel, because it is told so by Windows. To change this, you have to open NVIDIA Control Panel, select “Manage 3D settings”. In the “Global Settings” Tab you set “Preferred graphics processor” to “High-performance NVIDIA processor”.
In some cases you need to do more: Set the NVIDIA as Primary GPU in the BIOS. Or disable the Intel GPU in the Device Manager. Or use some Model Specific Driver or Software.
If this doesnt work, your Notebook might now have a Dedicated GPU Mode; some older Razer Notebooks for example dont support a Dedicated GPU Mode. There is nothing you can do then: The NVIDIA GPU needs to be the Primary GPU of the System, otherwise it cant be fully utilized by PLAYDECK.
Reduce CPU usage
In case you run PLAYDECK on CPU alone, it might be difficult to get a good performance for dual HD output. To reduce CPU usage of PLAYDECK you have several options:
- Reduce overall Quality (and therefore CPU usage) in PLAYDECK > Settings > Workflow > Performance
- Prevent PLAYDECK from needing to transcode video clips during playback: Have videos in the same video format as the playlist
- Configure Windows Power Management for Maximum Performance or disable Energy Saving completly
- Ensure that all CPU cores are used (Check in Resource Monitor)