• 03/25/2021
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GPU Detect

The GPU Detect sample demonstrates how to get the vendor and ID from the GPU. For Intel Processor Graphics, the sample also demonstrates a default graphics quality preset (low, medium, or high), support for DirectX 9 and DirectX 11 extensions, and the recommended method for querying the amount of video memory. If supported by the hardware and driver, it also shows the recommended method for querying the minimum and maximum frequencies.
The sample uses a configuration file that lists many of the Intel Processor Graphics by vendor ID and device ID, along with a suggested graphics quality level for each device. To maximize performance, you should test some representative devices with your application and decide which quality level is right for each. Be careful with relying only on device ID, as a platform’s performance also depends heavily on the available power, which can be set by the device manufacturer to something lower than the optimal thermal design point.

Product and Performance Information


Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.