Nvidia has launched a new notebook platform that pairs discrete and on-board processors.. The new Optimus platform will alternate between Nvidia GPU chip and the lower power Intel graphics chip.. The system will designate the Nvidia GPU for high performance GPU operations such as 3D rendering, while the Intel chip will be used for less demanding processing tasks..
By switching between 2 types of chips, Nvidia offers users notebooks that can deliver high-end graphics together with longer battery life..
“Consumers no longer have to choose whether they want great graphics performance or sustained battery life,” said Nvidia general manager for notebook products Rene Haas.. “Nvidia Optimus gives them both, great performance, great battery life and it simply works.”
Asus would be the first notebook to use this platform.. The company said that it would be available shortly.. No specific date has been given..