List of Gaming Laptops with MUX Switch & Advanced Optimus

It is important to know whether a gaming laptop has a MUX switch or Advanced Optimus before buying it, because these features let you disable Optimus and get a speed boost in games.

Nvidia’s Advanced Optimus and AMD’s Smart Access Graphics aim to automatically swap between integrated and discrete graphics based on the workload being run without the need to reboot the machine. Think of it as the next evolution of the MUX switch, as you have to reboot to swap between iGPU and dGPU with a MUX only laptop.

A MUX switch is required for Advanced Optimus and Smart Access Graphics, but just because a laptop has a MUX switch it does not mean that it has Advanced Optimus or Smart Access Graphics – these newer features are less common.

About This List

This list only includes gaming laptops that I have personally tested and verified as having a MUX switch. Unfortunately I have not tested every single model from every generation, however generally if say a 10th gen MSI GE66 has a MUX switch, I’d say it’s usually pretty safe to assume that the newer 11th gen version has it too – though this may not always be the case.

It’s more common for this feature to be added in a newer model if it wasn’t there previously than for a company to remove it, but of course check laptop reviews where ever possible to confirm.

Please note that some models with the same name may or may not have a MUX switch, unfortunately it can be confusing and difficult to determine. Likewise, it can also depend on the specs of the laptop itself.

For example, the ASUS Zephyrus S17 with 4K screen does NOT have a MUX switch, while the 1440p model does have one. The Acer Triton 500 with RTX 2060 graphics does not have a MUX switch, while the higher end 2080 model does, so specs can matter too which is why I’ve listed these as well. The same applies with advanced optimus too. Take the Razer Blade 15 2022 for example, only the 1440p 240Hz screen option has it, while the 4K and 1080p screen options do not.

Use this guide to check if your gaming laptop has a MUX switch.

How To Use This Data

All laptops are sorted in alphabetical order. You can click the column headers to instead list all laptops that do or do not have a MUX switch, or simply search the model in the search box.

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Laptop ModelMUX SwitchNvidia Advanced Optimus / AMD Smart Access Graphics
Acer Helios 300 (2021) - Intel i7-10750H + RTX 2070NoNo
Acer Helios 300 (2021) - Intel i7-11800H + RTX 3070NoNo
Acer Helios 300 (2022) - Intel i7-12700H + RTX 3070 TiYes, but not user accessible in BIOS or software.Yes
Acer Nitro 5 (2020) - Ryzen 5 4600H + GTX 1650NoNo
Acer Nitro 5 (2021) - Intel i5-11400H + RTX 3060NoNo
Acer Nitro 5 (2021) - Ryzen 5 5600H + RTX 3060NoNo
Acer Nitro 5 (2022) - Intel i7-12700H + RTX 3060YesNo
Acer Triton 500 (2019) - Intel i7-8750H + RTX 2060NoNo
Aftershock Vapor 15X (2022) - (i7-12700H/3060 135-140W)YesNo
Alienware m15 R2 (2019) - Intel i7-9750H + RTX 2080NoNo
Alienware m15 R5 (2021) - Ryzen 7 5800H + RTX 3070Yes (After BIOS update)Yes
Alienware m15 R6 (2021) - Intel i7-11800H + RTX 3080YesYes
Alienware x14 (2022) - Intel i7-12700H + RTX 3060YesYes
Alienware x15 R1 (2021) - Intel i7-11800H + RTX 3070Yes (After BIOS update)Yes
Alienware x17 R1 (2021) - Intel i7-11800H + RTX 3080Yes (After BIOS update)Yes
Alienware x17 R2 (2022) - Intel i9-12900HK + RTX 3080 TiYesYes
ASUS ROG Flow X13 (2021) - Ryzen 7 5800HS + GTX 1650NoNo
ASUS ROG Flow X16 (2022) - Ryzen 9 6900HS + RTX 3070 TiYesNo
ASUS ROG Flow Z13 (2022) - Intel i7-12900H + RTX 3050 TiYesNo
ASUS Scar 15 (2020) - Intel i7-10875H + RTX 2070 SuperNoNo
ASUS Strix Scar 15 (2021) - Ryzen 9 5900HX + RTX 3080NoNo
ASUS Strix G15 Advantage Edition (2021) - Ryzen 9 5900HX + RX 6800MNoNo
ASUS Strix Scar 15 (2022) - Intel i9-12900H + RTX 3080 TiYesNo
ASUS Strix Scar 17 SE (2022) - Intel i9-12950HX + RTX 3080 TiYesNo
ASUS TUF A15 (2020) - Ryzen 7 4800H + GTX 1650NoNo
ASUS TUF A15 (2020) - Ryzen 7 4800H + GTX 1660 TiNoNo
ASUS TUF A15 (2020) - Ryzen 7 4800H + RTX 2060NoNo
ASUS TUF A15 (2021) - Ryzen 7 5800H + RTX 3070NoNo
ASUS TUF A15 (2022) - Ryzen 7 6800H + RTX 3060YesNo
ASUS TUF Dash F15 (2021) - Intel i7-11370H + RTX 3070NoNo
ASUS Vivobook Pro 16X OLED (2021) - Ryzen 9 5900HX + RTX 3050 TiNoNo
ASUS Zephyrus Duo 15 (2020) - Intel i9-10980HK + RTX 2080 SuperYesNo
ASUS Zephyrus Duo 16 (2022) - Ryzen 9 6900HX + RTX 3080 TiYesNo
ASUS Zephyrus G14 (2021) - Ryzen 9 5900HS + RTX 3060NoNo
ASUS Zephyrus G14 (2022) - Ryzen 9 6900HS + RX 6800SYesNo
ASUS Zephyrus G15 (2020) - Ryzen 9 4900HS + RTX 2060NoNo
ASUS Zephyrus G15 (2021) - Ryzen 9 5900HS + RTX 3080NoNo
ASUS Zephyrus G15 (2022) - Ryzen 9 6900HS + RTX 3070 TiYesNo
ASUS Zephyrus M15 (2020) - Intel i7-10750H + GTX 1660 TiNoNo
ASUS Zephyrus M16 (2021) - Intel i9-11900H + RTX 3070NoNo
ASUS Zephyrus M16 (2022) - Intel i9-12900H + RTX 3070 TiYesNo
ASUS Zephyrus S17 (2021) - Intel i9-11900H + RTX 3080 (1440p)YesNo
ASUS Zephyrus S17 (2021) - Intel i9-11900H + RTX 3080 (4K)NoNo
Dell G15 5515 (2021) - Ryzen 7 5800H + RTX 3060Yes (After BIOS update)No
Dell G15 5520 (2022) - (i7-12700H/3070 Ti 125-140W)YesYes
Dell G5 SE (2020) - Ryzen 5 4600H + RX 5600MNoNo
Dell G7 7700 (2020) - Intel i7-10750H + RTX 2070NoNo
Dell XPS 17 9700 (2020) - Intel i7-10750H + GTX 1650 TiNoNo
Eluktronics MAX-17 (2020) - Intel i7-10875H + RTX 2060YesNo
Eluktronics Prometheus XVII (2021) - Ryzen 9 5900HX + RTX 3080YesNo
Gigabyte A5 (2021) - Ryzen 9 5900HX + RTX 3070NoNo
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XC (2021) - Intel i7-10875H + RTX 3070NoNo
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5 (2022) - Intel i9-12900HK + RTX 3080 TiNoNo
Gigabyte Aero 17 YD (2021) - Intel i9-11980HK + RTX 3080NoNo
Gigabyte Aorus 15G XB (2020) - Intel i7-10875H + RTX 2070 SuperNoNo
Gigabyte Aorus 17 XE4 (2022) - Intel i7-12700H + RTX 3070 TiNoNo
Gigabyte Aorus 17 YE5 (2022) - Intel i7-12700H + RTX 3080 TiNoNo
Gigabyte Aorus 17X (2022) - (i9-12900HX/3070 Ti 125-130W)YesNo
HP Omen 15 (2021) - Ryzen 5 5600H + RTX 3060NoNo
HP Omen 15 (2020) - Ryzen 7 4800H + GTX 1660 TiNoNo
HP Omen 15 (2021) - Ryzen 7 5800H + RTX 3070NoNo
HP Pavilion 15 (2020) - Intel i5-10300H + GTX 1650 TiNoNo
HP Victus 16 (2021) - Ryzen 7 5800H + RTX 3060NoNo
Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3 (2020) - Ryzen 5 4600H + GTX 1650 TiNoNo
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i (2022) - (i7-12650H/3050 Ti 85W)NoNo
Lenovo L340 (2019) - Intel i5-9300H + GTX 1650NoNo
Lenovo Legion 5 (2020) - Ryzen 7 4800H + GTX 1660 TiYesNo
Lenovo Legion 5 (2021) - Ryzen 7 5800H + RTX 3060YesYes
Lenovo Legion 5 (2021) - Ryzen 7 5800H + RTX 6600MYesNo
Lenovo Legion 5i (2021) - Intel i5-11400H + RTX 3060YesYes
Lenovo Legion 5 (2022) - Ryzen 7 6800H + RTX 3060YesYes
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro (2021) - Ryzen 7 5800H + RTX 3070YesNo
Lenovo Legion 5i Pro (2022) - Intel i7-12700H + RTX 3070 TiYesYes
Lenovo Legion 7 (2021) - Ryzen 9 5900HX + RTX 3080YesYes
Lenovo Legion 7i (2020) - Intel i7-10875H + RTX 2070YesNo
Lenovo Legion 7i (2022) - Intel i9-12900HX + RTX 3080 TiYesYes
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i (2022) - Intel i7-12700H + RTX 3060YesYes
Lenovo Legion Y530 (2018) - Intel i5-8300H + GTX 1060NoNo
MSI Bravo 15 (2020) - Ryzen 5 4600H + RX 5500MNoNo
MSI Crosshair 15 (2021) - Intel i7-12700H + RTX 3070NoNo
MSI Delta 15 Advantage Edition (2021) - Ryzen 7 5800H + RX 6700MNoNo
MSI GE66 10SGS (2020) - Intel i9-10980HK + RTX 2080 SuperYesNo
MSI Raider GE67 HX (2022) - Intel i7-12800HX + RTX 3070 TiYesNo
MSI GE75 10SGS (2020) - Intel i9-10980HK + RTX 2080 SuperNoNo
MSI GE76 10UH (2020) - i9-10980HK + RTX 3080YesNo
MSI GE76 11UH (2021) - Intel i9-11980HK + RTX 3080YesNo
MSI GE76 12UHS (2022) - Intel i9-12900HK + RTX 3080 TiYesNo
MSI GF63 (2021) - Intel i5-11400H + GTX 1650NoNo
MSI GF63 (2021) - Intel i5-11400H + RTX 3050NoNo
MSI GL66 10SEK (2020) - Intel i7-10750H + RTX 2060NoNo
MSI GP75 10SFK (2020) - Intel i7-10750H + RTX 2070NoNo
MSI GP66 12UGS (2022) - Intel i7-12700H + RTX 3070 TiYesNo
MSI GP76 10UG (2021) - Intel i7-10750H + RTX 3070YesNo
MSI GS76 Stealth (2021) - Intel i7-11800H + RTX 3060YesNo
MSI Stealth GS66 (2022) - Intel i9-12900H + RTX 3070 TiYesNo
MSI Stealth GS77 (2022) - Intel i9-12900H + RTX 3080 TiNoNo
MSI Stealth 15M (2021) - Intel i7-1185G7 + RTX 2060NoNo
MSI Sword 15 (2021) - Intel i7-11800H + RTX 3060NoNo
MSI Titan GT77 (2022) - Intel i9-12900HX + RTX 3080 TiYesNo
Razer Blade 14 (2021) - Ryzen 9 5900HX + RTX 3080NoNo
Razer Blade 14 (2022) - (Ryzen 9 6900HX/3080 Ti 16GB 90-100W)YesNo
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (2020) - Intel i7-10875H + RTX 2080 SuperYesNo
Razer Blade 15 (2022) - Intel i9-12900H + RTX 3080 TiYesYes (1440p 240Hz IPS Only, NOT OLED)
Razer Blade 17 (2022) - Intel i7-12800H + RTX 3080 TiYesYes (1440p 240Hz Only)
Razer Blade Stealth 13 (Late 2020) - Intel i7-1165G7 + GTX 1650 TiNoNo
XMG Neo 15 (2021) / Eluktronics Mech-15 G3 - Ryzen 7 5800H + RTX 3070YesNo
XMG Neo 15 (2022) / Eluktronics Mech-15 G3 - Intel i7-12700H + RTX 3070 TiYesNo
XMG Neo 15 (E22) / Eluktronics Mech-15 G3 (2022) - Intel i7-12700H + RTX 3080 TiYesNo
XMG Neo 17 (2022) / Eluktronics Mech-17 GP (2022) - Intel i9-12900H + RTX 3080 TiYesYes
XMG Neo 17 (2022) / Eluktronics Mech-17 GP (2022) - Ryzen 9 6900HX + RTX 3080 TiYesYes
XPG Xenia 15 (2021) - Intel i7-11800H + RTX 3070NoNo
Razer Blade 15 (2022) - Intel i9-12900H + RTX 3070 TiYesNo