Optimus changes between integrated and discrete GPUs without any user input...
NVIDIA Optimus takes GPU changing tech out of the hands of the user making notebooks with integrated and discrete GPUs much easier to use.
Canonical has just made available for the Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) users a new NVIDIA Prime package, which should prove very useful for laptop owners.
NVIDIA Prime is a piece of software that is integrated by default in the Nouveau driver and that is used with NVIDIA Optimus technology to manage dual Intel and NVIDIA GPUs.
Some laptops feature both an Intel and an NVIDIA GPU, but switching bet
I have a MSI GT60 Laptop with an Optimus enabled GTX 670M GPU, and I have been trying to get CUDA going in Ubuntu 12.04 environment.
This tutorial is going to show you how to turn on/off the discrete nVidia graphics card on nVidia Optimus Ubuntu laptop.
For now, nVidia Optimus doesn’t support Linux system.
So we might not have to avoid 60% of the laptops on the market and settle for on die integrated GPUs in the near future! Phoronix scoop here: NVIDIA Confirms It's Working On Optimus Linux Support
"I Have a notebook with Optimus - it has the integrated HD graphics from core i5, and an..."
Switching from integrated to discrete laptop graphics usually meant a reboot. Most people never bothered. So Nvidia did something about it.
While many tech companies chose tried to make April Fools of us yesterday, Nvidia released a handful of new 700M-series notebook GPUs designed to bring more power and better battery life to notebooks.
In laptops, the situation is markedly different.