Graphics Performance Problems with GTX1060 on a laptop


I recently purchased a new laptop (MSI gs63vr) that comes with a GTX 1060 and an integrated graphics processor (let’s cal it IGP) Intel HD Graphics 530.

The problem I am having is this: when I run SU (2015 or 2017, it’s the same) with the IGP, i get roughly 18-20fps while orbiting a geometry-heavy model, with GPU load around 50-100% and the frequency jumping from 350 to 1000MHz. When I run Sketchup with the GTX, however, I get no GPU load (0-1%), therefore no frequency boost (stays at default 140MHz instead of the full 1.4GHz) and 1-2fps.

I would appreciate any feedback and/or suggestions what to do :slight_smile: I must say that I am pleasantly surprised by IGP’s performance, however it’s only without shadows and I presume much weaker than what the dedicated card would be capable of.

I am perhaps spreading false rumors, but in another thread someone reported Nvidia graphics problems when an audio “enhancement” software called Nahimic is installed. As it is published by MSI this rang a possibly false bell…


Hi Anssi,

thanks for the response. I had had most of MSI’s bloatware already uninstalled, but I checked again and updated the audio drivers as well - with no effect.

Again, in another thread, someone reported a similar performance problem with Nvidia drivers under Windows 10 and claimed that unchecking “Use Fast Feedback” in Window menu>Preferences>OpenGL helped.

I have graphics cards with much less performance than yours but I haven’t experienced differences in performance between SketchUp 2017 and older versions. I haven’t dared to upgrade to Windows 10, though.



I discovered that as well - but unfortunately the gain was really small (+1fps). The scene is OK too, since I tried opening it on my desktop with a single GTX660Ti graphics card in both SU 2015 and 2017 and I got almost totally smooth perormance while orbiting without losing any geometry detail.

In the meantime I installed the latest drivers from nvidia on both computers (376.19) just to be sure, and no problems were solved; everything stays as I first described it.

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This is a bit disturbing because the notebook I have my eyes on (MSI GE62) comes with the same 6 GB GTX 1060 card. I’m doubtful about it now…

Hi all,

I am happy to report all my problems are now gone. As per @sketch3d_de’s suggestion, I ‘downgraded’ to the latest graphics drivers that were found on the laptop’s support page and the performance is now completely smooth.

Thank you all for your answers and patience.