Thank you Martin
My dGPU on my desktop PC draws only 8-10W when “used for non graphic-heavy usage scenarios” but when gaming can pass 200W. So what is the point of having an iGPU enabled (if I actually had one available)?
Dont you understand that having them both enabled is a waste of power? Power headroom that it is literally stolen from total CPU power package. Power deprived from CPU cores. Power that it is added to the CPU package and have it reach the limit earlier so the CPU cores have to slow down to preserve the whatever limit. Power that it is added to the CPU package cooler to dissipate.
Inefficient setup that is... and 5 or 10W on mobile devices matter.
So please, before calling anyone ignorant try first to be as sure as possible that you understand what one is saying or trying to say.
No offense taken! I’ve been there my self.
I’ve been writing and having conversations too many years on PC tech forums and I know by now that sharing ideas and knowledge with written language is a lot harder that anyone can imagine. Especially when you don’t do it on your mother language.
Maybe I wasn’t clear enough about what I (or Victor) was trying to say.
I'm with you... and had my share of "discussions with techs in tech forums" as well
Point is - and this I tried to emphasis on - that it doesn't help to give advice on solutions that doesn't match the problem.
I described a software problem - and the advice was to disable a hardware component.
I pointed this out and was "lectured" on the "nonsense of having an iGPU" and "power headroom".
How does this address my problem?
The only "good answers" came from Martin who looked into the problem and found a bug from Intel, thanks for that, Martin!