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broadleaf
07-17-2014, 05:05 PM
READ IN JOHN OLIVER VOICE
http://i.imgur.com/2eLc6F9.png
This thread is for research and discussion of the topic.
If you came to suggest that's not possible, or to post something obvious
everybody knows about (e.g. explain how optimus works), please don't.
Im dedicated to maintain this thread for as long as it's needed to get rid of this "feature" nobody asked about.
So im ready for months of discussion and solution solving.
Let the journey begin.

I start by throwing this link that shows that IT IS possible to rip out optimus on similar system.

http://superuser.com/questions/282734/how-to-disable-nvidia-optimus-on-a-dell-xps-15
http://i.imgur.com/kEJOVm5.png
http://i.imgur.com/efMXeQq.png
http://i.imgur.com/LB8ex7t.png

Now from what evidence you can find online you can see that:

1.There is no such thing as "impossible to turn off optimus due to hardware limitations"
2.Some manufacturers expose the option in BIOS, some don't
3. You can hack/install other version/unlock BIOS, so that it shows the option
4. You can assume that if the system has Optimus there must be BIOS controls, because well, bios controls everything
5. If the option is not in BIOS that means the manufacturer INTENTIONALLY hid the option for any reason.

This is my version of whats going on:

ASUS corporate policy dictates that for mutual benefit of Intel/Nvidia/Asus users are not only forced to use tech they didn't asked for, but those of us who are not capable of understanding that due to lack of knowledge are misleaded by false information like
"impossible to turn off optimus due to hardware limitations", or "everything goes through IntelGPU buffer" etc etc.

I see here typical corporate behaviour that hurts me, and other users.

But forget about them all they care is money, what i know as a power user is that everything in your pc can be changed or removed
if you have skills and dedication, there is always a way.
So lets find it.
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Izik770
08-13-2014, 09:31 PM
Good to Know. I thought I'm the only one who found this sucks.
I spend so much money just to find out the main use of this ROG which is graphic power is locked to some idiot engineer decision on asus.
WTF is so hard to let users enjoy the full power of their laptop? who's buying these type of laptop, people who wants power!

juggar
08-14-2014, 12:28 AM
My 870m benches just as it should, no performance loss. Not sure what you guys are complaining about.....

I have it overclocked higher than a stock 660 Ti(same chips) and it benches accordingly.

I dont see how you guys are "loosing" performance.

Izik770
08-14-2014, 02:11 AM
I wanna use nvidia as my only graphic card! not much care about battery life or power saving. I want power! I want my simple apps to run on nvidia.
Can i do it? NO! why? some idiot on asus decided not to!
Intel graphic is bad! very bad! not even good for simple performance such as playing damn flash video! WHAT A SHAM!