Zephyrus GX501 BIOS Settings - Switch Optimus / G-Sync ?

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  1. SolarJuice

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    Yes you understood correctly. I have comfirmed with Asus Support, they say only GM support Nvidia Optimus technology, for the GX model, you can only use G-Sync mode and the battery life is limited to 2hrs.
     
  2. SolarJuice

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    Actually GM501's battery doesn't last long as well,as from the LinusTechReview says, it can only last 2.5hrs under office job

    Please check this video just posted today:

     
  3. Francesco Campese

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    Thank you, after seeing this video I'll buy the GX without any doubt, 30 minutes of battery life don't change so much to prefer the GM instead in my opinion.
    What's your?
     
  4. SolarJuice

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    I bought the GX version. However suddenly I want to refund it and change to GM, because I feel I still need the Intel inregrates graphics to do the unRaid virtualization, so that I can distribute Intel graphics to host OS and Nvidia graphics to virtual machine. Also, a hexa core is perfect for unRaid since I can distribute 4 cores out of 6 to virtual machine. In addition, the seperated SSD and SSHD storage on GM model is also better for unRaid.
     
  5. Support.2@XOTIC PC

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    In any case, if you turn off your GPU and switch to the integrated the battery life will improve.
     
  6. Francesco Campese

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    Is this possible with the GX? Does I have to do it from the bios?
     
  7. Support.1@XOTIC PC

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    I am not sure about the BIOS options for changing that. However, you can try changing your power options to be "balanced" or "power savings" if that is available.
     
  8. RMXO

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    Wouldn't Asus advertise this as they did with the GM501 version? If the GX501 had a switch like the GM501, wouldn't it be a huge selling point?
     
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    Unable to switch optimus technology.

    Able to enable g-sync within the nvidia control panel.
     
  10. MitoZo

    MitoZo Notebook Enthusiast

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    So GX501GI is a slightly updated model?
     
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