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Old 10-08-11, 02:45 PM   #173
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Default Re: Optimus support for Linux

Originally Posted by how View Post
I wonder why Nvidia does not choose to invent the optimus inside the GPU but instead choose to integrate with Intel IGP causing OS incompatibility, writing extra driver code and what is this??? having two different drivers Intel and Nvidia in the system? I do not believe this is a simple clean design.

Integrate power saving inside the GPU, use the 3d power when opengl call is detected. If not at least be like ATI, having one integrated Nvidia and one discrete Nvidia in the system.
I don't know much about this, but I thought it was that Intel was trying to compete with AMD in integrating a GPU into the CPU and nothing more. If Nvidia did that but in their GPU, it would cost them more? Cause if not, I imagine this would have happened a long long time ago. I know the idea for integrating it into the CPU is that it has better theoretical benefits in terms of power and efficiency; and I think this was AMD's intention in buying ATI so that they could dominate the laptop market.
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