Nvidia Advanced Optimus is finally coming and Eluktronics will be one of the first to offer it
First teased to appear on the Lenovo Legion 5i and Legion 7i, Nvidia Advanced Optimus promises both G-Sync and Optimus in one machine simultaneously without impacting performance. In contrast, all existing G-Sync and Optimus laptops thus far have been mutually exclusive save for a small handful of models where reboots would be required to switch between the two. For whatever reason, however, the aforementioned Lenovo laptops silently began shipping without Advanced Optimus to the chagrin of Nvidia fans excited for the mobile feature.
Eluktronics CEO has posted on the company's official Reddit board claiming that it will soon offer Advanced Optimus on both of its MAX-15 and MECH-15 15.6-inch gaming laptops. Each system will pair a 144 Hz BOE Panel with a GeForce RTX 2070 Super starting at $1799 USD. Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut paste and the new Core i7-10870H CPU will come standard alongside options for DDR4-3200 RAM.
The catch to Advanced Optimus is that rollout will likely be very slow due its unique requirements. Most notably, special hardware including new multiplexer switches and ICs are needed that specific panels must be certified for. This extra step will invariably make Advanced Optimus more difficult to integrate on a wider range of laptops especially since G-Sync laptops in general are already a minority. There's no timeline yet as to when the feature will come to other OEMs or even screen sizes, but it's good to see Eluktronics making the jump before everyone else.