All laptops with a MUX switch

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  1. Georgel

    Georgel Notebook Virtuoso

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    No, no, that is true, but if you actually have iGPU via Optimus the data is routed through the iGPU and motherboard even when processed in the dGPU, you always have that delay. It only works well if the switch is exclusive. I suggest they do implement this, might help some gamers at some point
     
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  2. Starlight5

    Starlight5 So what if I'm crazy? The best people are.

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    Even most smartphones have FP readers nowadays. Removing it from a high-end laptop doesn't sound like a good idea to me.
     
  3. ole!!!

    ole!!! Notebook Prophet

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    do u use it on laptop? if u do u'll see the value of it. i dont use fp reader at all i think its a dumb security measure that can easily be bypassed, just more of a gimmick than anything really.
     
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    Starlight5 So what if I'm crazy? The best people are.

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    @ole!!! of course I do. But personal experience is not the point here, is it? The point is, excluding feature that is now frequently included even in lower-end machines, let alone any workstation, definitely won't improve sales.
     
  5. Mobius 1

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    Why are people arguing that MUX chips shouldn't be in a laptop.

    Making a gaming laptop able to last a respectable amount of time unplugged is a plus to me, and it'll entice more people to buy the said laptop due to its multipurpose nature.



    When done correctly (iGPU, dGPU and mshybrid/optimus), a MUXed laptop would be far more useful compared to an unMUXed one.





    I was able to take my P71 as a DTR and travel device during holiday due to the MUX, sadly couldn't say the same for the KM1.





    On topic.

    ThinkPad P70/P71 (MXM) has MUX to switch between Optimus and dGPU only (iGPU turned off completely).

    Not sure how the case is with the P50/P51 and other models that have a discrete graphics built in.
     
  6. chezzzz

    chezzzz Notebook Geek

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    just curious, now that it seems that the Clevo P650 series has been retired (not being manufactured anymore by Clevo, and not being stocked anymore by many boutique sellers of higher-end laptops), is there a newer replacement model made by Clevo that still has / incorporates a MUX Switch ?
    also, are there any other newer model higher-end laptops in general (as of this writing and since 2018 Computex & E3) that will incorporate a MUX Switch capability ? any info & input appreciated, thanks all !
     
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  7. yrekabakery

    yrekabakery Notebook Deity

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    Clevo PA7xEP6-G/ES-G, although it's not technically a replacement for the P6 series.
     
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    chezzzz Notebook Geek

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    thanks for the info, that seems like a very nice unit. however, that is a 17"inch Clevo model, and the P650 series is/was a 15"inch Clevo model. appreciate the info nonetheless, thanks again.
     
  9. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Virtuoso

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    I have the feelin gthis is very outdated and not the case anymore to be honest. The current Alienwares have a mux switch and can run in discrete only and I could not measure any extra input lag in Optimus mode (tested it with a slow-mo cam.

    Also 8ms input lag is not the same is not ditching half of the CPU power......
     
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    rinneh Notebook Virtuoso

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    Optimus has become so much better in recent years. I never had to manually assign a GPU to a game for example. The past 4 years using Optimus laptops. The only real downsid eof optimus is the lack of Gsync support imo. In all other cases it just works and it offers me a 8 hour of battery time when on the road for mild productivity and just watching movies in an airplane.
     
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