MacBook Pro's To Feature NVIDIA Optimus?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Steve Mobs, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Steve Mobs macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2010
    XBitLabs reports that "NVIDIA Optimus is due on February 9th."

    "NVIDIA needs Optimus technology in order not to lose market share to microprocessors that have built-in graphics core, but to maintain or gain it. At present NVIDIA ships GeForce 9400M IGP for Intel Core 2 processors, however, as *Intel’s new mobile platform* gains share, NVIDIA’s chips may eventually become obsolete as the Core 2 platform fades away. With Optimus, NVIDIA wants to keep its graphics technology inside notebooks."

    Lenovo has the ThinkPad T410s which "features *faster processors*, and NVIDIA switchable graphics."

    People who ordered the T410s have received ship dates of 2-12-2010 and 2-16-2010. This might mean new MacBook Pro's in Febuary 2010!

  2. gfiz macrumors 6502


    Dec 18, 2009
    again, Optimus is just a hybrid technology that already exists, that apparently is also going to allow automatic switchable graphics as well. Most all modern nvidia cards should support it. It's not like someone who has a notebook with a recent nvidia card in it is screwed or something...the technology is something that will be enabled through the driver. It may even be supported in the earlier 9600GT cards and 9400M boards. (maybe, just a guess)

    It's really not that big a deal...certainly not worth all the posts.
  3. Cali3350 macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2009
    Lets hope not anyway. The current ATI cards destroy their Nvidia counterparts.

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