Ubuntu – Nvidia Optimus on 13.10 Use initial Support or Bumblebee


After upgrading to 13.10 and reading this post: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/08/using-nvidia-graphics-drivers-with.html im wondering if the "initial optimus support" from nvidia or the bumblebee soulution brings better performance. I didnt understand how the inital support works. As mentioned in the post, GTK2 theming in firefox seems to be broking somehow.

Does everyone have a quick info what is recommended right now with 13.10?

Best Answer

The well named "initial support", is an initial support. Basically that means you could use full power of your optimus graphic card without no need of bumblebee/prime. But, you will soon notice that battery life will strongly decrease (In my case around 1h).

I would recommend you to keep bumblebee installed to keep a "normal" battery life.