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Today, Delayed GPU Switching Comes To Linux

Feb 05, 2010, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Two days ago we reported on hybrid graphics coming to Linux in a crude form that allowed switching between graphics processors on notebook computers that utilize dual graphics processors, one that's meant to deliver the best energy efficient performance while the other GPU is for maximizing the graphics performance in demanding environments. Just 24 hours after this kernel patch hit the Internet it already went through four revisions by Red Hat's David Airlie, which delivered better switching and greater notebook compatibility. Since yesterday this patch has already undergone a few more revisions.

"The Linux hybrid graphics patch known as "vga_switcheroo" is now on its sixth revision."

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