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Minimum requirements for laptop GPU (NVIDIA GTX 970 vs 970M)

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    Lochlainn Wilson

    Hi Heather,

    Speaking only about Nvidia, a 980m is sufficient for medium-low fidelity VR. A 970m will be sufficient for low fidelity VR.

    We highly suggest using a 10xx series as their mobile performance is even closer to their desktop counterparts and has better VR specific functionality. If you have the choice between a 970m and a 1060, please choose the 1060. 

    Best Regards,

    Lochlainn Wilson

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    Joe Bacon

    Heather - did you ever get the FOVE working with a laptop?

    I have the same problem.

    Another user also has this problem (https://support.getfove.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/115004406093-Fove-is-just-working-as-2nd-display-in-my-laptop-)

    This is a copy of my comment from that thread - hoping someone will see and help...

    My DELL XPS Laptop does not work with the FOVE. It has integrated Intel graphics AND Nvidia GTX960M graphics which is slightly below the minimum requirements (GTX 970) but more of a problems is that I cannot get the HDMI output of the laptop to use the Nvidia graphics card. I have tried:

    • Disable intel graphics in device manager
    • Disable graphics in BIOS - no settings available.
    • Nvidia control panel > manage 3D settings > global > use nvidia graphics
    • Nvidia control panel > manage 3D settings > program > Add all FOVE applications and set to use nvidia graphics
    • Plugged FOVE into main HDMI and also tried the USB C dongle HDMI
    • Turned off multiple displays within Intel graphics control panel.

    Laptops might be hardwired so that integrated graphics uses the HDMI port. But that sounds weird and silly. Its my best idea so far. But on a laptop I cant totally remove the built in display so I cant totally control which graphics cards are active.

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    Heather Armstrong

    Hi Joe - I don't think I'll be much help to you on this. We played around (unsuccessfully) with a laptop we already had with a 960 GPU and eventually decided to just purchase a laptop with the recommended specs, I've since changed positions and am not sure how things worked out. Good luck!

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