Article ID: 000037197 Content Type: Troubleshooting Last Reviewed: 07/28/2021

How does the Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency Feature Work?


Intel® Pentium® Processor N3540 Intel® HD Graphics for Intel Atom® Processor Z3700 Series



The Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency is dependent on the processor usage, the applications running and Windows* power options chosen.


How does the Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency work and how do I change it?


Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency refers to the graphics render clock frequency (in MHz) that can be supported using Intel® HD Graphics with Dynamic Frequency feature. The Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency is managed by the system BIOS and depends on how much is detected as needed and depends on the power headroom left. To locate Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency information for your processor, go to under the Processor Graphics section.

To make the most out of this technology, make sure the Intel Graphics Command Center and Windows* Power Options are set to "High Performance". Other power options such as "Balanced" or "Maximum Battery" may disable this feature. Since this technology is dynamic, its performance also depends on the processor usage and the applications running.

Performance will vary between systems since computer manufacturers may prefer to save power. If the graphics processing unit (GPU) performance does not improve, we recommend contacting the system manufacturer to find out if this can be changed from BIOS.

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