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Nvidia Optimus and Linux

A lot of laptops have both an onboard Intel graphics card for better battery life and a discrete Nvidia graphics card for better gaming performance. These laptops are called “Optimus laptops” because they make use of the Nvidia Optimus technology. I personally have such a laptop, and the past few weeks I have tested the different support options for Optimus laptops in Linux. In this article I will provide an overview of the three main technologies that are available for Linux Optimus laptops.

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