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Old 01-28-11, 12:16 PM   #99
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Default Re: Optimus support for Linux

Originally Posted by adamk75 View Post
Interesting... If the graphics stack in Linux isn't up to it, why does it work with laptops that support switching between AMD and Intel GPUs?
Because on those, each of the GPUs has physical outputs. With Optimus some do, but some don't.

Also, the point of Optimus is not switching the GPUs. It's to have *both* GPUs at the same time - the smaller one drawing the desktop and lightweight apps, and at the same time the large one handling heavy duty apps such as games/3d modelling apps/etc.
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