Can both IGP and GPU be active at the same time with Optimus? Can both be rendering 3D applications at the same time?

Answer ID 2525
Published 02/08/2010 03:56 PM
Updated 02/24/2011 02:24 PM
Can both IGP and GPU be active at the same time with Optimus? Can both be rendering 3D applications at the same time?
The IGP is always active, at minimum displaying the desktop. On a per application basis, Optimus determines which graphics adapter should perform the rendering. So it is possible for one or more 3D applications to be running on IGP at the same time as others are running on the GPU.
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