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Old 04-25-11, 06:28 PM   #157
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There's no way in hell that Optimus will prohibit a BIOS switch and I'll eat my hat if it does.... OH WAI....
A laptop is a closed solution. The vendor decides which hardware will be in there and how it'll be wired. There's very little you can change, pretty much just ram and the hard drive.
A desktop however, is not a closed solution. Excluding preconfigured machines, the vendor doesn't decide what's in there, you do. And you can be sure as hell there will be motherboards that aren't limited to Synergy.
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Old 05-03-11, 10:07 AM   #158
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Can we buy a driver from Nvidia? Seriously my laptop which I paid quite a bit for is essentially worthless to me. I feel like shaking my fist at it and saying "what man would want you now?" I would be willing to pay for a driver that works with linux. Name a price. I need it in a month.
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Old 05-03-11, 12:13 PM   #159
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If you said "I've paid quite a bit" in reference to optimus laptop then you don't have that amount of money for buying driver from nVidia... unless it was whole cargo ship of optimus laptops then maybe you have the money that is needed.
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Old 05-03-11, 01:12 PM   #160
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Hi all...

I think a have a solution that's acceptable for most of you...

http://www.martin-juhl.dk/2011/05/op...roblem-solved/
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Old 05-03-11, 02:28 PM   #161
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I have better solution - Lenovo T61p that I've bought... have no Optimus at all ;P
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Old 05-03-11, 02:38 PM   #162
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I have better solution - Lenovo T61p that I've bought... have no Optimus at all ;P
I think that my solution can make an optimus enabled machine work better than one with only an nvidia card... :P

Still needs a little work.. but not just a POC... this is actually working
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Old 05-24-11, 08:09 PM   #163
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Looks like I'll only be buying:
-AMD motherboards for desktops if I buy an nvidia gpu
-Intel graphics for laptops, NO DUAL GPU
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Old 06-01-11, 01:20 AM   #164
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We have no plans to support Optimus on Linux at this time.
Great. It's a pitty you don't tell to the public 'PROBABLY YOU WILL NOT HAVE 3D ON NEW LAPTOP WITH NVIDIA !'

I suppose I will change my brand new Toshiba maybe in two years. I'm sure I'll search new hardware WITHOUT your GPU.

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Old 08-06-11, 04:04 AM   #165
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Great. It's a pitty you don't tell to the public 'PROBABLY YOU WILL NOT HAVE 3D ON NEW LAPTOP WITH NVIDIA !'

I suppose I will change my brand new Toshiba maybe in two years. I'm sure I'll search new hardware WITHOUT your GPU.

R.
To be fair, that's probably not a decision that AaronP himself is making....blame the higher-ups though, I guess.

I'm planning on getting a netbook sometime in the next few months, and even though I would like to get one with the ION 2, this whole optimus mess means that I'll probably be going for one with an AMD e-350 instead.

I really hope nvidia fixes this, sometime in the future...
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Old 08-13-11, 02:54 PM   #166
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Y yes! Cuz I can no haz OPTIMUZZ I tell otherz taht I must haz AMD!

Taht wull maek Nvidia 2 fix tis ting, rhatid?

Cuz tey no can do 2 relese me 2 AMD laptaps.

Seriously. I'm getting sick and tired of this silly "ha-ha, I'm a paying customer and if you won't do what's told I will start buying stuff from the rivalry company" talk.

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Old 08-29-11, 05:01 AM   #167
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We have no plans to support Optimus on Linux at this time.

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.
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Old 09-01-11, 03:14 PM   #168
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I wonder [...] Integrate power saving inside the GPU, use the 3d power when opengl call is detected.
I wonder that too. Might just be that creating a system for a GPU where with 2D only one part of it would work with a different Watt rate would be too complex.
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