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Why Nvidia Optimus doesn't work?

ViktorRu
Level 7
Hello! I have ASUS G75VW with 3d. And I want to have Nvidia Optimus function. Intel HD graphics doesn't support 120hz? That's not a problem - make optimus avialable on 60 Hz. It's better to have 60Hz and work 6-7 hours on battery than have 120Hz and work for 2-3 hours.
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ggBanks
Level 10
The G55/G75 series do not support Optimus and if you ask if it can it be done with a software update, no it cannot. Optimus requires hardware capabilities not software ones, so there will be no Optimus for us.

bignazpwns
Level 11
It does not work because you have not hit the search button yet. Soon as you click on it it will work. Upper right hand side of the screen.

Zygomorphic
Level 17
ViktorRu wrote:
Hello! I have ASUS G75VW with 3d. And I want to have Nvidia Optimus function. Intel HD graphics doesn't support 120hz? That's not a problem - make optimus avialable on 60 Hz. It's better to have 60Hz and work 6-7 hours on battery than have 120Hz and work for 2-3 hours.


Optimus costs money to make and also reduces gaming performance. In addition, it requires notebook custom drivers, which causes all sorts of headaches for ASUS to update. Better and cheaper I think to make a reference GPU that nVidia supports with their notebook drivers than one that would have better battery life (4-5 hrs) and lots more software problems. Just my $2&10^-2
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Zygomorphic wrote:
Optimus costs money to make and also reduces gaming performance. In addition, it requires notebook custom drivers, which causes all sorts of headaches for ASUS to update. Better and cheaper I think to make a reference GPU that nVidia supports with their notebook drivers than one that would have better battery life (4-5 hrs) and lots more software problems. Just my $2&10^-2


Why do you keep posting this false information in every thread? It is amazingly wrong.

@WontonNoodle, how am I wrong?

laptopmag.com showed that Optimus cut performance because the nVidia-rendered image has to travel across the main memory bus, which is slower than the GPU bus. Also, the main memory has to share the rendered images as well as all the other traffic. Their example was the alienware m11x, where from r1 to r2 the performance dropped, although the GPU was the same, and the processor became faster.

It looks as if the custom drivers are no longer the case! That would be great! 🙂 Early on in the development of Optimus, I remember reading that each driver was custom tweaked, so nVidia didn't create a reference one like they did for stand-alone cards.
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Zygomorphic wrote:
@WontonNoodle, how am I wrong?

laptopmag.com showed that Optimus cut performance because the nVidia-rendered image has to travel across the main memory bus, which is slower than the GPU bus. Also, the main memory has to share the rendered images as well as all the other traffic. Their example was the alienware m11x, where from r1 to r2 the performance dropped, although the GPU was the same, and the processor became faster.

It looks as if the custom drivers are no longer the case! That would be great! 🙂 Early on in the development of Optimus, I remember reading that each driver was custom tweaked, so nVidia didn't create a reference one like they did for stand-alone cards.



So what you are saying since Optimus reduces performance then the m17x R4 and the clevo/sager np9150 that offers gtx 670m and up with Optimus have reduce performance because they have optimus.

By that logic then the gtx 670m on G75 has full performance since it doesn't have Optimus and the Clevo/Sager with the same gpu or better and Alienware M17x R4 got screwed because they have Optimus and has reduce performance?

Or are you just making an excuse for Asus since they could have put Optimus to add more battery life on the G55/G75 but didn't and your logic is because it reduces performance? So what do you tell the MSI/Alienware/Clevo that actually uses high end gtx cards and still has Optimus in their 15-17" lineups? They have reduce performance since they have Optimus so buy G55/G75 instead? LOLZ

Explain yourself now

colpolite wrote:
So what you are saying since Optimus reduces performance then the m17x R4 and the clevo/sager np9150 that offers gtx 670m and up with Optimus have reduce performance because they have optimus.

By that logic then the gtx 670m on G75 has full performance since it doesn't have Optimus and the Clevo/Sager with the same gpu or better and Alienware M17x R4 got screwed because they have Optimus and has reduce performance?

Or are you just making an excuse for Asus since they could have put Optimus to add more battery life on the G55/G75 but didn't and your logic is because it reduces performance? So what do you tell the MSI/Alienware/Clevo that actually uses high end gtx cards and still has Optimus in their 15-17" lineups? They have reduce performance since they have Optimus so buy G55/G75 instead? LOLZ

Explain yourself now


When did such confrontational douche-baggery become acceptable on this forum? Mods? Anyone?
@WontonNoodle if you have a problem with something in his posts there are better ways to bring it up.

@colpolite (and still @WontonNoodle): He's just pointing out information from a relevant article. In my opinion, he's in no way responsible to explain himself, if you have a problem with what that article said then go to the website and talk to them. Forums are for exchange of information and perspectives. There's no need to get in a nerd rage and attack the guy. It might also help if you constructed complete/coherent sentences to communicate your thoughts instead of butchering the English language as you did, so he could actually answer your questions.
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@colpolite, that was overly heated.

Laptopmag ran tests on the m11x r1 vs r2 with WoW showing that under certain conditions (the GPU is not maxed out) the frame-rate suffers (from 100-10 [r1] to 50-60 [r2]) because of the bandwidth limitations of the main memory. Whether or not it makes a difference is up to debate, but when it comes to 3D (120 Hz) you need all the bandwidth you can get, and shoving a 1080p video through main memory is pretty heavy on the overall bandwidth of the system RAM.

I am not defending ASUS's decision, I had nothing to do with it (neither do MarshallR nor Raja). I am simply offering a potential suggestion as to why it might be the case. Everything comes down to a trade-off. ASUS, it seems, wanted lower price and simpler systems. Others such as Clevo/Sager or Alienware chose differently.
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@finalhour, thanks for the support. I am not worried about what others may think of me. One of the hallmarks of the forum that we mods are trying to preserve is the mutual respect and the ability to disagree without it devolving into flame wars. Not everything is clear-cut and dried answers, and for that I am very glad. It means that life still has adventure, trying to learn how to do things better and solve more problems. 😄
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