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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

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      • Last Updated :26 Mar 2014
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