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The laptop manufacturers developed new technologies involving *two graphic cards* in an single computer, enabling both high performance and power saving usages. This technology is well supported on Windows but it's still quite experimental with Linux distributions.
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The laptop manufacturers developed new technologies involving '''two graphic cards''' in an single computer, enabling both high performance and power saving usages. This technology is well supported on Windows but it's still quite experimental with Linux distributions.
==Technologies==
==Technologies==

Revision as of 18:46, 18 May 2011

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What's that ?

The laptop manufacturers developed new technologies involving two graphic cards in an single computer, enabling both high performance and power saving usages. This technology is well supported on Windows but it's still quite experimental with Linux distributions.

Technologies

nVidia Optimus

With nVidia's Optimus, the images are always sent through the integrated Intel card, even when the computations are made on the discrete card. There's no physical switch which could allow the user to "plug" his monitor to the card of his choice. The user can't use the nVidia GPU directly, even on Windows.

Commercial presentation of the technology

ATI Hybrid Graphics

Commercial presentation of the technology

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