Notebook Performance / Multiple GPUs

In case you want your Notebook to perform optimal with PLAYDECK, you might need to adjust some options.

Multiple GPUs

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”.

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:

  1. Reduce overall Quality (and therefore CPU usage) in PLAYDECK > Settings > Advanced Settings > Use CPU rendering (from version 3.5b2 and above)
  2. Prevent PLAYDECK from needing to transcode video clips during playback: Have videos in the same video format as the playlist
  3. Configure Windows Power Management for Maximum Performance or disable Energy Saving completly
  4. Ensure that all CPU cores are used (Check in Resource Monitor)