Apple's own "Optimus"

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  1. Hellhammer Moderator

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    As some people hoped and believed, Apple has developed their own Optimus which includes Intel graphics as well.

    From http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/performance.html

    This is VERY welcome in order to get amazing battery life!
     
  2. jonesjb macrumors member

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    Nice I was wondering about this, I notice it didn't have "Optimus", but this is the alternative?
     
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    Yes, EVEN BETTER than Optimus as it includes Intel graphics as well.
     
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    So does the Windows Optimus.
     
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    Does it? I thought it only worked with dual nVidias but I may be wrong
     
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    thats Hybrid Sli, you confuse there.
     
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    Mm, could be. I was thinking that like 9400M + 9600M GT would work with Optimus but Intels wouldn't, but well, I'm happy that I am wrong :D
     
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    Goodluck to the gen 1 purchasers/guinea pigs lol
     
  9. CTechKid macrumors regular

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    Seriously. Apple can't write basic video drivers to begin with... I'm anxious to see just how "efficient" this new setup really is. :confused:
     
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    If Apple makes drivers for it, I think so. Hard to say yet as it has been less than an hour since the store opened :rolleyes:
     
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    My bad, I thought since you were making a thread you might have known something :rolleyes:
     
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    I hope so !
     
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    I wish I did! I just noticed this and this is indeed a pretty big upgrade as I think it ain't available for PCs yet? Anyway, we'll know in few days ;)
     
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    Yeah you're right, was only having a pop at your for using the rolleyes smiley anyway :p


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    I actually thought a few days ago we weren't going to get gfx switching (without reboot) after seeing an article about Optimus being Windows only..
     

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