With nvidia prime you can choose to use the nvidia gpu all the time. You can switch to the intel but that requires a reboot afaik (or maybe just end your session and restart x? Still huge PITA).
So if you want to do it without bumblebee, go write your own project form scratch the does the exact same thing. Nvidia does not officially have anything comparable yet on linux.
I wish people would stop making this mistake. It's not a switchable graphics solution. You can utilize both at the same time....dynamic switching "out of the box" like found on Windows...
However, I can't test using nvidia-prime or by manually editing xorg.conf because it seems like the new features that support rendering using (only) the nVidia GPU under Linux with the proprietary drivers don't support my system.
Last edited by blacqwolf; 12-17-2013 at 08:13 PM.
It would be nice if you test it with Mesa 10.1, according to users/developers on the bumblebee IRC there is a bug in Mesa 9.2 creating a bottleneck. My nvidia card increased the performance under Bumblebee for about 29% after I updated to 10.1
when we test fps in games, who give a fck about energy saving? no, iam not idiot, but looks like you are.
its faster than bumblebee, render is correct.
this test was about SPEED not SWITCHING GPU.
sure it is, you even used it?
new version of nvidia-prime allows switch.
so stop insulting me and read more
Well, it has now switching support: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/12/more-...imus.html#more
This is for Trusty, but I've backported it to Saucy: https://launchpad.net/~joern-schoeny...prime-backport
(There are also packages for Precise, but the blob is still missing and it's not tested yet)
I can switch easily - okay okay, I have to log out and in again. But that's totally fine for me. Michael, would you be so kind and benchmark this, too? :-)