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. JackNaylorPE a c 176 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumUnable to install Processor Graphics of i7 2600K 3.4 Ghz sandy bridge ForumIntel sandy bridge graphics Forum[Solved] $1600 Sandy Bridge build. Feedback appreciated! ForumIvy bridge or sandy bridge ForumSandy Bridge video editing system. Does this all make sense? ForumSwitching CPU for Sandy Bridge laptops. ForumSandy Bridge vs Ivy Bridge and PCI-e 2.0 vs 3.0 ForumGraphic Card 1st Monitor and Sandy Bridge IGD 2nd Monitor? ForumAMD Phenom II X4 965 vs Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz for new build ForumIs the Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz good for multiprocessing ForumNew build to be based around Sandy Bridge -E, GPU Advice? ForumAMD Fusion APU Llano Bulldozes Sandy Bridge in Multi-Tasking Demonstra ForumPSU Help ForumSandy bridge chipset is fixed Forum[Solved] Power Lead AGP Card ForumIs my power supply powerful enough for a GTX 570? Forum[Solved] Sandy Bridge Probelm Forum[Solved] Sandy Bridge CPU prices - will they go up...? ForumDoes CPU cache have a life span? ForumDoes this system have a significant bottleneck anywhere? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !