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Old 04-08-11, 12:57 PM   #16
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Default Re: Linux drivers for GE Force 500M Series (GT 540M in particular)

Originally Posted by komasoftware View Post
- I understand from what I read that Optimus a technology to switch between two GPUs
No, Optimus is not about switching GPUs. It's about having the integrated GPU being on all the time handling the easy tasks, and the discrete GPU activating itself only for heavy duty apps while the integrated GPU still runs.

Some notebooks, in addition to Optimus, provide a hardware mux to switch to the discrete card. They're usually high-end (read: expensive) models though.
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