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Does intel core i3 540 power gate the disabled internal graphics?

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April 11, 2011 5:46:27 PM

Hello,
Does anyone know if the internal graphics for the i3 540 are held in low power state when they are disabled [i.e. via bios or by adding a dGPU]?
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April 11, 2011 11:21:48 PM

The graphics are on the cpu die; the i3 idles at about 15 watts, the lowest you can get, which is good. You don't need to do anything when adding a separate video card.
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