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KVM on a Platform with Discrete Graphics

The Intel AMT KVM only operates with Intel® Integrated Graphics. A platform may also have an external graphics system such that the platform user can switch back and forth between the graphics interfaces. An example of a dual graphics scheme is a mobile platform that has an external graphics interface that is faster and has higher resolution than the integrated graphics but uses more power. The external graphics interface is better for games and high-resolution applications but consumes more battery resources. Such a platform must be set to use Intel Integrated Graphics for an Intel AMT KVM session to work successfully. OEMs provide a mechanism to switch from external graphics to integrated graphics, often a software application that runs on the host. If an IT operator cannot see the display on a KVM viewer, it may be necessary to direct the PC user to switch to integrated graphics.

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