February 9, 2010
NVIDIA’s New Optimus Technology Brings Automatic Switching Between Integrated and Discrete Graphics
Since 2007 computer industry has been very excited about Hybrid Graphics that combines integrated graphics and discrete GPU to offer both performance and better battery life. However, this technology hasn’t seen large-scale adoption, as you have to manually switch graphics settings and have to either restart the laptop or wait sometime for changes to take effect. But that might change as NVIDIA today launched their new Optimus technology, which automatically chooses the best graphics processor for running a given application and automatically routes the workload to either an NVIDIA discrete GPU or Intel integrated graphics.