nVidia Geforce Drivers 390.65 WHQL

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by specialist7, Jan 8, 2018.

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    No Mr. Fox, that's plain old iGPU usage. Optimus is your intel GPU is used to run your display at all times, and is wholly incompatible with SLI. Your AWs had a MUX switch which let you switch the primary graphics adapter from the dGPU to the iGPU and this is absent on almost all motherboards. Only the Clevo BGA units have MUX as far as I know with recent gaming units.

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    Sorry for the double post xD phone and all.

    There are more cards like this. MSI lightning is one. I think Galax Hall Of Fame is another. Superbly overbuilt VRM and Power phase design. In the past MSI lightning had the best PCB I believe but K|NGP|N might have the upper hand this time, I do not know. Shop around and see! I don't think they make a massive difference for Pascal itself but maybe Volta/Ampere might.

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    Well, duh... LOL.

    No need to get overly technical, as it does absolutely nothing to change my comments. iGPU is good for flashing bricked discrete GPU vBIOS if the discrete GPU is not bootable. Other than that, iGPU sucks. Optimus sucks any way you want to slice it, and the reason it sucks is iGPU is crap if you care about anything other than long battery life. I wish my 7700K and 8700K did not even have an iGPU, but I was glad the 8700K did when I needed to use if for a few minutes to undo the bricked vBIOS. It took longer to turn it on and off again than it took to fix the bricked vBIOS.
     
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    Haha nah it's just you said optimus was useful for flashing bricked cards but you've never owned one so I was like burr?

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    Optimus is one of those terms that is overused, misused and abused (a brand name for hybrid graphics switching) like SheetRock for gypsum board drywall and Kleenex for facial tissues and Scotch tape. In fact, Optimus is obsolete and has been replaced by the Redmond Mafia's own Windoze version of the feces that is not specific to GPU brand.

    But, I think when you read the context of what a person it saying it almost always makes sense and you can understand exactly what they are talking about. I used to have a boss that always got locked up on things like that and wasted everyone's time correcting them when the people he was correcting knew as much or more on a technical level that he did, yet didn't get hung up on the minutia... but he could never just let it go. He was a great boss and I miss him, but it was one of those things that you wish he would stop. I probably have several quirks like that which my own staff wish I would stop, LOL.

    Unless I am mistaken, Optimus can be used for flashing a bricked discrete GPU vBIOS. If you have a system with a MUX, it has to be set in a mode that uses the iGPU as the primary display adapter to use it or the iGPU is disabled. My desktop is capable of using both, but I have no desire for using the iGPU other than the example I gave. The rest of the time it may as well not even exist because I no use for it apart from flashing a bricked discrete GPU vBIOS.
     
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    yes true, Optimus was Nvidia and AMD was Enduro. I know "MSHybrid" has uh "replaced" the feature set, but I don't understand WHAT it has replaced other than a naming system change.

    And yeah it's just a habit for a public space with me xD
     
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    If that turned out to be your worst habit, I'd say you're doing better than most.

    As far as the bolded part goes, that makes two of us, LOL. But, this is one of those things for which there are two good explanations as to why I do not have the answer: (1) I don't know; and, (2) I don't care. :vbbiggrin:
     
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    HA couldn't have said it better myself.
     
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    Try enabling in NVCP, show notification tray icon. I think GFE might show as an option in the tray icon with the NVCP. Can't confirm because I don't have GFE installed at the moment..
     
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    I forgot to post back, last night after i updated my drivers and rebooted the system tray icon came back to life :eek: i seriously don't understand how and why it came back only now but it's fine..
     
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