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Can the Graphic card be set to Discrete Graphic mode on Nvidia Optimus based Lenovo consumer laptops

STATEMENT DESCRIPTION:

Can the Graphic card be set to Discrete Graphic mode on Nvidia Optimus based Lenovo consumer laptops?

AFFECTED CONFIGURATIONS:

The above symptom may occur on the following systems:

All Idea Laptops with Nvidia Optimus technology

VALID REGIONS/COUNTRIES:

Worldwide

SOLUTION:

Usually, Lenovo laptops with Nvidia Optimus technology have relevant Graphics setting options in BIOS. Taking ThinkPad for example, go to "BIOS -> Configuration -> Display ->Graphics Device", you will find the following three options:

-Integrated Graphic

-Discrete Graphic

-Nvidia Optimus

However, Lenovo Consumer Laptops have different BIOS from that of ThinkPad. Taking Lenovo B560 for example, go to "BIOS -> Configuration -> Graphics Device", you will only find the following two options:

- IGD

- Optimus

Fig.1

Therefore, in Lenovo consumer laptops with Nvidia Optimus technology, the Graphic card cannot be set to Discrete Graphic mode.

TRADEMARKS:

Lenovo, Lenovo 3000, IdeaCentre and IdeaPad are trademarks of the Lenovo Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Copyright © 2010 NVIDIA Corporation

Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Document ID:

IN20101227-002

Last modified:

2010-12-27


  • Alias ID: 12935192614752
  • Document ID: HT070606
  • Last Updated :3/26/2014
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