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Acer Nitro 5 [Linux iGPU] + [Windows dGPU] is it possible?


#1

Hi Everyone,
First post, be gentle and let me know if I make any mistakes in posting.

I’m looking at getting the Acer Nitro 5 in May which will have a Raven Ridge iGPU and a mobile RX 560.

Is it possible to blacklist the RX 560 GPU and use the iGPU for Linux and use either Wendell’s Looking Glass project or do PCIe pass-through for the RX 560 dGPU?

I know other laptops have iGPU/dGPU combos. Has anyone else had success passing through Nvidia dGPU on a laptop?
I want to use Linux as my primary OS and pass the dGPU to Windows or whichever OS I wish to though virtualization.
The one hangup I can see is that screen output might be connected directly to the dGPU and won’t allow the iGPU to be used from boot.

Thanks for reading.


#2

Good luck finding that cause it apparently is only available for sale in Germany.