It increases power consumption somewhat. In a notebook it shouldn't be that critical. Graphics switching probably involves some duplication of back buffer and whatever other stuff, but in shutting down ram, you would have to copy everything down to unused blocks in the lower chips and update any applicable virtual address space. It sounds like a terrible idea to me. I don't think power consumption was the issue here, especially as memory requires a small fraction of the...
5/19/15 at 3:06pm