Switching Graphics in Pop!_OS Edit on GitHub

For longer battery life and a quieter laptop use Intel graphics and switch to NVIDIA graphics when you need additional performance or to use external displays on certain laptops. External display ports are connecting the the NVIDIA GPU on System76 laptops.


Currently the only laptop that supports this feature is the Oryx Pro (oryp4 and oryp5).


Pop!_OS by System76 includes the system76-power package that includes the ability to switch between NVIDIA and Intel graphics.

Switch graphics

Click the system menu in the top right corner of your screen to access graphics switching.


Selecting NVIDIA or Intel

Select either NVIDIA or Intel depending on which GPU you would like to use.


Once you select either NVIDIA or Intel you will be prompted to reboot.

For other Desktop Environments

If you are not on the GNOME Desktop Environment there is a command line option to use system76-power. You can see these options with this command:

system76-power help

For seeing which Graphics the system is using:

sudo system76-power graphics

For switching to NVIDIA Graphics:

sudo system76-power graphics nvidia

For switching to Intel Graphics:

sudo system76-power graphics intel

All of the packages have their source on Github at the following links: