NVIDIA has officially launched their new Optimus Technology for notebooks. The NVIDIA Optimus Technology is designed to bridge the gap between integrated and discrete graphics.
It is designed to give you a longer battery life which is normally associated with integrated graphics, and the performance that you get from a discrete graphics card, and the system is made up of hardware and software components.
The NVIDIA Optimus Technology allows your computer to monitor the demands put on it using their NVIDIA Profiler software, and it will automatically switch between integrated graphics and discrete graphics.
Do if you are doing basic tasks like editing a word document it will use the integrated graphics and if you are playing a game it will use the discrete graphics, and will switch automatically between the two without you noticing.
This does sound very exciting technology, and is bound to bring more battery life to notebooks. The technology is now available in an new Asus ULV50F notebook, and NVIDIA have said that the technology is compatible with the majority of platforms currently available.
via Pocket Lint