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Does sandy bridge switch to onboard graphics to save power?

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Last response: in CPUs
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 ?

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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.