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Enabling Intel Integrated Graphics

With Intel’s 7th and 8th gen processors, Intel’s iGPU now packs some real power, which allows applications like XSplit VCam, XSplit Broadcaster or XSplit Gamecaster to use Intel’s integrated graphics to offload process intensive tasks which can lead to an overall improved gaming and streaming experience.

On some desktop gaming motherboards or pre-built desktop PC systems with a discrete NVIDIA or AMD GPU, the integrated GPU is sometimes disabled in the BIOS by some manufacturers, but users can easily enable the integrated GPU themselves.

  1. Reboot your computer and enter the BIOS settings
    The key to be pressed to enter the BIOS settings will be shown upon boot. Commonly F2 or DEL.
  2. Enable Intel Integrated Graphics
    Enabling this will vary depending on your motherboard.
    This is usually found under the Advanced BIOS settings called IGD Multi-Monitor, iGPU Multi-Monitor or Intel Integrated GPU
    Here are examples from the most common motherboard manufacturers:
    ASRock: Advanced > Chipset Configuration > IGPU Multi-Monitor > Enabled
    ASRock: Advanced > North Bridge Configuration > IGPU Multi-Monitor > Enabled
    ASUS: Advanced > System Agent (SA) Configuration > Graphics Configuration > iGPU Multi-Monitor > Enabled
    BIOSTAR: Chipset > System Agent (SA) Configuration > Internal Graphics > Enabled
    Gigabyte: Chipset > Internal Graphics > Enabled
    Gigabyte: Peripherals > Intel Processor Graphics > Enabled
    EVGA: Advanced > Graphics Configuration > Internal Graphics > Enabled
    MSI: Settings > Advanced > Integrated Graphics Configuration > IGD Multi-Monitor > Enabled

    We recommend consulting the user manual for your specific motherboard for more details.

  3. Save your BIOS settings and reboot your computer
  4. Once Windows has loaded, install the latest Intel Integrated Graphics drivers.
    We recommend using the Intel Driver & Support Assistant.