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=== Nvidia Optimus ===
 
=== Nvidia Optimus ===
  
Nvidia Optimus is mainly an ACPI feature to control power of the dGPU.
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[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia_Optimus Nvidia Optimus] is mainly an ACPI feature to control power of the dGPU.
  
Coreboot 4.6 doesn't support [https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia_Optimus Nvidia Optimus].
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Coreboot 4.6 doesn't support Nvidia Optimus.
  
=== Hybrid Graphics ===
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=== Hybrid Graphics / Switchable Graphics ===
  
Hybrid graphics is a feature used by a notebook that has two GPUs and a MUX to switch the panel to one of the GPUs.
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_Hybrid_Graphics Hybrid graphics] is a feature used by a notebook that has two GPUs and a MUX to switch the panel to one of the GPUs.
 
Only one GPU is active at time.
 
Only one GPU is active at time.
  
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* Lenovo T420/T520
 
* Lenovo T420/T520
 
* Lenovo T430/T530
 
* Lenovo T430/T530
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=== PowerXpress (Mobile) ===
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PowerXpress automatically switches the graphics depending on AC/battery state and user preference.
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Coreboot 4.6 doesn't support PowerXpress.
  
 
=== Dual graphics ===
 
=== Dual graphics ===

Revision as of 13:46, 31 December 2017

Nvidia Optimus

Nvidia Optimus is mainly an ACPI feature to control power of the dGPU.

Coreboot 4.6 doesn't support Nvidia Optimus.

Hybrid Graphics / Switchable Graphics

Hybrid graphics is a feature used by a notebook that has two GPUs and a MUX to switch the panel to one of the GPUs. Only one GPU is active at time.

Coreboot does support hybrid graphics and you can select the GPU to use at boot. Supported Notebooks:

  • Lenovo T400/T500
  • Lenovo T420/T520
  • Lenovo T430/T530

PowerXpress (Mobile)

PowerXpress automatically switches the graphics depending on AC/battery state and user preference. Coreboot 4.6 doesn't support PowerXpress.

Dual graphics

Dual graphics is a feature used by a notebook that has two GPUs and where the iGPU is connected to the panel and where the dGPU used to offload rendering to. It can be used on MUXed devices and MUXless devices.

Requirements:

  • Active both GPUs at boot
  • Include the VGA Option ROM for the dGPU
  • Include the VGA Option ROM for the iGPU or use Native Graphics Init
  • On Linux you can use DRI_PRIME=1 to offload 3D rendering to another GPU.

Supported Notebooks: