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Old 07-30-11, 09:01 AM   #6
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Default Re: GT540m and 270.41.06

Originally Posted by Enverex View Post
Those are one and the same.
No they're not. There are laptops where you absolutely cannot use the integrated graphics, it is disabled for good (they're rare and are usually expensive high-end models). Then there are laptops with a hardware mux allowing you to switch between integrated and dedicated. Then there are laptops without the mux - here the integrated graphics is always on and the dedicated one activates on-demand, either automatically (Windows) or manually (Linux with Bumblebee). These are three separate hardware designs.
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