Switchable graphics nightmare

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Hello, new here and was very impressed with previous help. Have what seems to be a ubiquitous problem but not clear there is any good fix, or if technically this is a hardware issue. Bought a gaming computer off ebay for a friend. Windows 8 Intel i5 Quad w/AMD R9 270x and the golf simulation install talks about going into "switchable graphics" option which apparently no longer exists on the newer cards in Catalyst. Have read a lot of posts but no clear solution that works for all. How to dedicate the GPU to run or ideally run these applications while the touchscreen monitor can just run of the integrated intel graphics on the ASUS H871-plus board? Amazing when you try to do someone a favor you can find yourself way over your head in a mess....



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I thought switchable graphics was a power saving mode used for gaming laptops. It needs the correct Motherboard hardware for implementation. What do you hope to gain by using this feature?
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It allows you to identify specific programs that you wish to run on the discrete GPU and make sure the inbedded intel graphics are not used. Can also designate lower level use for an unimportant monitor (say in a golf simulator system where projector is used) so as not to strain the GPU card for an uneccessary use.