How to disable dGPU on Surface Book

Microsoft Surface Book is the most powerful laptop lineup from Microsoft that is designed to deliver incredible performance and versatility to meet the demands of professional creative works. Its cutting-edge technologies include the 100 percent sRGB PixelSense™ display, Windows 10 Pro, all-day battery life, and the latest processing components.

Among those, the discrete GPU is one of the key distinguishing features of Microsoft Surface Book to differentiate itself from other Surface lineups. It’s beneficial in creating 3D content, editing photos and videos, and playing games.

However, there are still some situations you might want to skip the discrete GPU to exclusively use the integrated Intel graphics to handle specific tasks for better performance and power efficiency. Today, I will show you the three different methods to disable the discrete GPU on your Surface Book.


With the three methods, you can prevent an app or game from running with the discrete GPU, which sometimes causes issues and battery drain. Please comment below if you have any questions or problems with the procedures detailed in this tutorial.