2012 Pros - Optimus Support

minnus

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This is a very big feature for me ~ does the new Macbook Pro, in Bootcamp, support Optimus such that it turns off the 650m when it doesn't need it?
 

Stetrain

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They probably are interested, but nobody knows the answer yet. I'm sure that when the final reviews come out (especially the Anandtech one) we'll find out.
 
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borisiii

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From the tech specs page:

"NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching"

I see no reason why it wouldn't in boot camp.
 
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minnus

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From the tech specs page:

"NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching"

I see no reason why it wouldn't in boot camp.
It is my understanding the the 2011 Macbook Pros did NOT support graphic switching in Bootcamp, despite having support on the OS X side.
 
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///KM

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I doubt there'd be Optimus support in Bootcamp. Optimus support is something the manufacturer has to build into the laptop, and, as with the ATI solution before it (6750/6770) it is supported in OSX but not Windows.
 
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TSE

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It will most likely not have Optimus support.

Apple generally has poor quality drivers in boot camp... Battery life goes from 6-8 hours in OS X for me to 1.5-2 in Windows 7 with the same settings... graphics switching is not possible in Boot Camp. Wifi additionally doesn't work as well in Windows 7 for me.

You never know though, maybe Apple might add it to this MacBook Pro or there is a way to add it yourself.
 
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minnus

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I think I'm inclined to agree :( I just placed an order for the base Retina too.
 
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Xcelerate

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I doubt there'd be Optimus support in Bootcamp. Optimus support is something the manufacturer has to build into the laptop, and, as with the ATI solution before it (6750/6770) it is supported in OSX but not Windows.
Sounds like an interesting programming project. I'm somewhat decent at rev. eng. I may give it a shot :)
 
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