Does sandy bridge switch to onboard graphics to save power? Tags: CPUs Sandy Bridge Processors Graphics Last response: February 26, 2011 3:33 PM in CPUs Share crazekid362 February 26, 2011 8:52:38 AM In netbooks with intel atom processor and nvidia ion graphics it used Optimus technology to save battery life. Do sandy bridge desktop/notebook processors do this as well ? More about : sandy bridge switch onboard graphics save power Metwinge February 26, 2011 9:34:35 AM Im sure SB gpu is always disabled when a discreet gpu is found on the system but most new Nvidia/AMD gpus are quite good on power in idle anyway. m 0 l JackNaylorPE a c 217 à CPUs February 26, 2011 3:33:32 PM Check out Optimus ... some claim up to 39 hour battery life http://newtechnotebook.com/tag/nvidia-optimus-technolog... http://www.betanews.com/article/Lenovo-launches-Sandy-B... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can youn switch between graphics on Sandy Bridge Forum SolvedIs graphics switching on a desktop possible? To save power? Forum Best low power on idle discrete graphic for Sandy Bridge CPU system Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !