The Complete List of Gaming Laptops with MUX Switch (June 2022)

Every laptop in this has either a MUX Switch or Advanced Optimus, both are basically the same thing. increasing gaming performance up to 20%. 

About This Table

These tables are 4 list of gaming laptops with a MUX Switch based on what people (reddit) , trusted review sites (notebookcheck) and manufacturers (Lenovo, ASUS, MSI, Acer) have published. It’s updated at least twice a month

Unlike other lists, this list ALSO has information ON:

GPU’s TGP (Wattage):  Because it is an equally, if not a bigger, factor for gaming performance. The higher the TGP also known as TDP or wattage, the more power it can draw and thus the more framerates it can output.

You can learn more about what is GPU’s wattage here.

Ideally you want a laptop with a high TGP GPU (130W+) + MUX Switch will give you the best gaming performance for a specific GPU. There’s a youtuber who tested Dell G15 3060RTX against the 3070RTX, the 3060RTX beat it.

Source:  A link corroborating the presence of a MUX Switch or Advanced Optimus. Note that only laptops with the specifications listed (CPU+GPU) will have a MUX Switch, do not buy models with different specifications (CPU+GPU).

Note: Advanced Optimus (A. Optimus) performs the same function of a MUX Switch without the need to restart the system. They’re technically the same thing.

3050Ti & Older GPUs

ASUS ROG Flow Z13 (2022)Intel i7-12900HRTX 3050 Ti35W+5WMUXASUS
Eluktronics MAX-17 (2020)Intel i7-10875HRTX 206090WMUXNoteBookCheck
Lenovo Legion 5 (2020)Ryzen 7 4800HGTX 1660 Ti80WA.OptimusLenovo
Lenovo Legion 7i (2020)Intel i7-10875HRTX 2070Max-QMUXYoutube
MSI GE66 10SGS (2020)Intel i9-10980HKRTX 2080 SuperMax-QMUXNoteBookCheck
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (2020)Intel i7-10875HRTX 2080 SuperMax-QMUXASUS
ASUS Zephyrus G14Ryzen 9 6900HSRX 6800S--MUXASUS
Lenovo Legion 5 (2021)Ryzen 7 5800HRTX 6600M---MUXLenovo

RTX 3060 Laptop With MUX Switch

LaptopGPUTGPMUX SwitchCPUSource
Alienware m15 R63060RTX115WYESCore i5 11400HReddit
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition3060RTX125WYESRyzen 7 5800HReddit
Legion 5 Pro3060RTX130WYESRyzen 5 5600HLenovo
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UE3060RTX95WA. OptimusCore i7 11800HMSI
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UE3060RTX130WMuxCore i7 11800HMSI
MSI GP76 Raider 11UE3060RTX130WA. OptimusCore i7 11800HMSI
MSI GP663060RTX130WMUXCore i7 10750HReddit
MSI GS66 11UE3060RTX95WA. OptimusCore i7 11800HMSI
Dell G15 5515 (2021)* 3060RTX130WMUXRyzen 7 5800HReddit
MSI GS76 Stealth (2021)RTX 306095WMUXCore i7 11800HMSI
Lenovo Legion 5RTX 3060115W+15WMUXRyzen 7 5800HLenovo
Lenovo Legion 5i (2021) RTX 3060???MUXIntel i5 11400HLenovo
Lenovo Legion 7 SlimRTX 3060100WMUXRyzen 7 5800hReddit

*All Dell G15 laptops have a mux switch except the 3050Ti

RTX 3070 Laptop with MUX Switch

LaptopCPUGPUWattageMUX SwitchSource
ASUS ROG Flow X16AMD Ryzen 9 6900HSRTX 3070Ti100W+25WYESASUS
ASUS Zephyrus M16 (2022)Core i9 12900HRTX 3070Ti120WYESASUS
XMG Neo 15 (2022)Core i7 12700HRTX3070Ti125WYESXMG
MSI GP66 12UGS (2022)Core i7 12700HRTX 3070 Ti150WYesReddit
Lenovo Legion 5i Pro (2022)Core i7 12700HRTX 3070 Ti150WAdvancedLenovo
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro (2021)Ryzen 7 5800HRTX 3070125W+15WYesYoutube
MSI GP76 10UG (2021)Intel i7-10750HRTX 3070125+15WMUXYoutube
MSI GP76 Leopard 11UXIntel i7 11800HRTX 3070140WMUXMSI
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UGIntel i7 11800HRTX 3070140WMUXMSIMSI
MSI GE76 Raider 11UGIntel i7 11800HRTX 3070140WA. OptimusMSI
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UEIntel i7 11800HRTX 307095WA. OptimusMSIMSI
MSI GS66 StealthIntel i7 11800HRTX 307095WA. OptimusMSI
Eluktronics Mech15 G3Ryzen 7 5800HRTX 3070125W+15WA. OptimusEluktronis
Alienware m15 R6Core i7 11800HRTX 3070115+10WA. OptimusReddit
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen 7 5800HRTX 3070125+15WA.Optimus**Reddit
Alienware m15 R4Core i7 10780HRTX 3070125+15WA. OptimusRedditReddit
Alienware x15 R1 (2021)Core i7 11800HRTX 3070110WA. OptimusNotebookcheck
Gigabyte AORUS 15GCore i7 10780HRTX 3070105WYESRedditReddit
Gigabyte AORUS 15PCore i7 11800HRTX 3070130WYESReddit

**You will need to update the BIOS for the Alienware X15, m15, X17, m17 models
** It may have either a MUX Switch or ADvanced Optimus.

RTX 3080 Laptop with MUX Switch

LaptopGPUTGP(Wattage)MUX CPUSource
MSI GE76 11UH (2021)RTX 3080165 WYesCore i9 11980HKReddit
MSI GE76 10UH (2020)RTX 3080155WYESi9 10980HKReddit
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UHRTX 3080140 WYesi7 11800HMSI
Lenovo Legion 7 (2021)RTX 3080165WYESRyzen 9 5900HXReddit
Alienware x17 R1 (2021)RTX 3080150W+15WYESIntel i7-11800HYoutube
Alienware m15 R5RTX 3080125WYesIntel i7-11800HYoutube
ASUS Zephyrus S17 (2021) 1440pRTX 3080125+15WYESIntel i9-11900HASUS
Eluktronics Prometheus XVII (2021)RTX 3080165WYESRyzen 9 5900HXReddit
Eluktronics Mech-15 G3 (2022)RTX 3080 Ti165WYESIntel i7 12700HYoutubeYoutube
Razer Blade 17 2022RTX 3080 Ti165WYESIntel i7 12800HNews
Razer Blade 15 (2022)*RTX 3080 Ti105WYESCore i9 12900HRazer
Razer Blade Pro 17 2020RTX 2080Max-QYESCore i7 10875HReddit
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021RTX 3070130WYESCore i7 11800HReddit
MSI GE76 12UHS (2022)RTX 3080 Ti175 WYESCore i9 12900HKAmazon
ASUS Strix Scar (2022)RTX 3080 Ti125W+25WYESCore i9 12900HASUS
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UHRTX 308095WA. Optimusi9 11980HKMSIMSI
Alienware m15 R6RTX 3080125WA. Optimusi7 11800HYoutube

** Alienware x15 x17 2022 R2 both have MUX Switches

  • Note: All ASUS ROG 2022 laptops have a MUX Switch. Source
  • Most Razer Blade laptops also have a MUX Switch with the exceptions here.
  • 2022 Razer Blade with the 12th generation and 6th gen Ryzen have a MUX Switch.
  • It is also safe to say that all MSI Raider 2022 laptops will for the most part have a MUX Switch

Plese also note that only models with the specs shown in the table will have a MUX Switch. For example the Lenovo 5 Pro with a 3060RTX or a 3070RTX will have a MUX but not the 3050Ti Model


If you got any questions or comments or maybe even know about a laptop with a MUX Switch not on this list, please leave a comment below.


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