Switchable Graphics is a feature allowing the user to change between integrated and discrete graphics, without unplugging and replugging a screen or any other hardware-related manipulations.
The Switchable Graphics feature allows you to switch between using the Intel® graphics and a discrete graphics controller in a laptop or notebook computer. You can switch between the enhanced battery life of the Intel graphics while running on laptop battery power and the performance capabilities of the discrete graphics controller while the notebook is plugged into AC power.1
The latest trend in power management is delivered by AMD's energy-efficient technology, AMD Switchable Graphics1. Imagine combining the low power advantages of an integrated graphics processor with the performance of a discrete graphics processor. With AMD Switchable Graphics now you can have the best of both worlds with maximum performance when you need it and long battery life when on-the-go.2