3D Settings – Games and Applications
Tasks in the 3D Settings pages allow you to do the following:
Change the image and rendering settings of your 3D applications and games that utilise Direct3D and OpenGL technology.
Assign specific 3D settings to a game so that these settings automatically load when a game is launched.
For systems and NVIDIA GPU-based graphics cards that are capable of using NVIDIA Scalable Link Interface (SLI) technology, you can enable this feature for significant improvements in rendering performance of applications that are based on Direct3D and OpenGL technology.
These and other tasks are explained in the following sections:
NOTES for Optimus technology systems:
Some notebooks have special display connectors that are driven by the NVIDIA GPU. Displays attached to these connectors appear in the NVIDIA Control Panel Display category pages. The NVIDIA GPU will always render the 3D content on these displays, and you can adjust various 3D settings using the NVIDIA Control Panel Manage 3D Settings page.
For displays not connected to these special connectors, you can specify that the NVIDIA GPU be the preferred GPU for rendering 3D graphics. (See Preferred graphics processor under global or program settings.) When the NVIDIA GPU is used, you can adjust various 3D settings using the NVIDIA Control Panel Manage 3D Settings page.