Need Help with ACER Nitro 5 AN515-42-r5ed

Hi,

I recently started using Manjaro KDE (mainly on my desktop NVIDIA) and now installed it on my Acer nitro 5 515-42-r5ed.
I want to know how to enable the RX-560X GPU compared to its windows counter part, cause when i try to run Emulators & Steam games its slow.
The GPU screenshot shows 2 GPU's, can I toggle between them ?
SYSINFO

Please use forum/duckduckgo search for your CPU + GPU
As always post terminal in- and output between
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terminal text
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inxi -Fxxxrza

my CPU is a Ryzen 5 2500U & GPU is RX-560X.

Here is the info of the Graphics from the command provided

Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Baffin [Radeon RX 460/560D / Pro 450/455/460/555/555X/560/560X] vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI 
           driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1002:67ef 
           Device-2: AMD Raven Ridge [Radeon Vega Series / Radeon Vega Mobile Series] vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI 
           driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 1002:15dd 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.7 driver: amdgpu FAILED: ati unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa 
           compositor: kwin_x11 resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD RAVEN (DRM 3.35.0 5.4.15-2-MANJARO LLVM 9.0.1) v: 4.5 Mesa 19.3.2 direct render: Yes
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 
           family: 17 (23) model-id: 11 (17) stepping: N/A microcode: 810100B L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 31952 
           Speed: 1549 MHz min/max: 1600/2000 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1521 2: 1451 3: 1468 4: 1567 5: 1407 
           6: 1368 7: 1539 8: 1500 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
           Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
           Type: mds status: Not affected 
           Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
           Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected

:man_shrugging:
:see_no_evil: :hear_no_evil: :speak_no_evil:

I am out.

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Her is the full system info

System:    Host: ahmad-pc Kernel: 5.5.0-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.2.0 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.17.5 tk: Qt 5.14.0 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Nitro AN515-42 v: V1.16 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: RR model: Freed_RRS v: V1.16 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: 1.16 date: 08/05/2019 
           model: LG 0x41,0x43,0x31,0x34,0x42,0x38,0x0092 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Charging 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 
           family: 17 (23) model-id: 11 (17) stepping: N/A microcode: 810100B L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 31952 
           Speed: 1372 MHz min/max: 1600/2000 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1371 2: 1365 3: 1368 4: 1369 5: 1315 
           6: 1368 7: 1513 8: 1595 
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Baffin [Radeon RX 460/560D / Pro 450/455/460/555/555X/560/560X] vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI 
           driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1002:67ef 
           Device-2: AMD Raven Ridge [Radeon Vega Series / Radeon Vega Mobile Series] vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI 
           driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 1002:15dd 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.7 driver: amdgpu FAILED: ati unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa 
           compositor: kwin_x11 resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD RAVEN (DRM 3.36.0 5.5.0-1-MANJARO LLVM 9.0.1) v: 4.5 Mesa 19.3.2 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Raven/Raven2/Fenghuang HDMI/DP Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 04:00.1 chip ID: 1002:15de 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 17h HD Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 04:00.6 chip ID: 1022:15e3 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.5.0-1-MANJARO 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 2.27 TiB used: 670.39 GiB (28.8%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Crucial model: CT500MX500SSD4 size: 465.76 GiB block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B 
           speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 023 scheme: GPT 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Crucial model: CT2000MX500SSD1 size: 1.82 TiB block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B 
           speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 023 scheme: MBR 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.5 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
           GPU: device: amdgpu temp: 41 C device: amdgpu temp: 42 C 
Info:      Processes: 244 Uptime: 26m Memory: 30.34 GiB used: 1.93 GiB (6.3%) Init: systemd v: 242 Compilers: gcc: 9.2.0 
           clang: 9.0.1 Shell: bash v: 5.0.11 running in: konsole inxi: 3.0.37 

If you're comparing an nVidia to an RX-560X what you're seeing is quite normal:

AMD is much better than Intel, but much slower than the nVidia on your desktop:

Screenshot_20200202_142910

Thanks Fabby for the info.

But i want to know one last thing how do i use the DRI_PRIME=1 command with the my programs like lutris and so on ?
Since my laptop has a discrete GPU I know that in steam its "DRI_PRIME=1 %command%" but if want to add to the applications like shortcuts how do you use it ?

I don't know: I disable the nVidia in my BIOS and reboot when I'm on the road (much better battery life just one reboot away)

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