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#1 2012-09-03 16:58:44

DWilliams
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NVIDIA announces support for hybrid graphics (finally)

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/ … 97756.html

I don't know if anyone else has had to deal with the torture that is hybrid graphics but this is pretty big news to me

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#2 2012-09-03 18:34:43

cybertorture
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Re: NVIDIA announces support for hybrid graphics (finally)

Oh that is a "NICE" news. It was about time , with all that linux gaming  effort rite now, also with so "kind" words from our herro Linus Torvalds, now we can be happy smile... or can we ? Oo


O' rly ? Ya rly Oo

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#3 2012-10-14 19:26:45

Strike0
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Re: NVIDIA announces support for hybrid graphics (finally)

cybertorture wrote:

..now we can be happy smile... or can we ? Oo

followup to "can we?":
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/ … 29053.html

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#4 2012-10-14 20:05:04

cybertorture
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Re: NVIDIA announces support for hybrid graphics (finally)

Well guess we ( or at leas I am ) are too eager for "good" news, but we ( I ) should have know better  smile
At least "Intel" is providing more and more intresting IGP with good OSS support, so retty soon Nevidia can be not that relavent ( at least for casual gaming and 3D ).
In any case we w8 ... for way too long ... we can "lil more" !!!


O' rly ? Ya rly Oo

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#5 2012-10-15 08:59:24

blackout23
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Re: NVIDIA announces support for hybrid graphics (finally)

Can I use Optimus if I have an i7 2600K and a GTX 580? In Idle (Desktop Mode) the 580 draws about 20-25 Watts from what I have read. Or is Optimus designed for Laptops?

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#6 2012-10-15 10:22:55

Gusar
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Re: NVIDIA announces support for hybrid graphics (finally)

Optimus is for laptops. Don't know if it's possible to shut down a desktop graphic card. If it is, in theory xrandr1.4 could work on desktops too.

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#7 2012-10-15 14:08:26

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Re: NVIDIA announces support for hybrid graphics (finally)

Optimus is designed for laptops, but there exist other hybrid graphics technologies for desktop: Nvidia Synergy and Virtu. I do not know about driver support for these, but I guess it is not very good atm.

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