Lenovo G770 switchable graphics

Hi there,
does anybody have a chance to install and configure switchable graphics(Intel, AMD) on Lenovo G770 laptop with Windows 8?

pretty much every windows 8 lenovo laptop driver (beta still) is listed here:
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT072084
but no indication of any "g" series.
from a quick glance at the listed models, my guess is that lenovo is trying to put test versions out for the common business-deployed models. kind of makes sense since IT staff need to get testing done for their shop prior to making budget recommendations and decisions. it's pretty nice that lenovo is making them more widely available so that early adopters can "play", too.
hope the link helps.
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