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NVIDIA Optimus graphics switching coming to Linux?

NVIDIA’s Optimus technology is designed to let laptops with integrated and a discrete NVIDIA graphics card switch between the two options automatically. Since the NVIDIA graphics chip uses more power, it only kicks in when you need it, letting you rely on the Intel graphics chip in your processor the rest of the time. Up until […]

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Bumbleebee brings NVIDIA Optimus graphics switching to Linux

NVIDIA’s Optimus technology allows laptops with the latest Intel chips and NVIDIA graphics cards to automatically switch between Intel’s integrated graphics and NVIDIA’s higher performance graphics depending on what programs you’re running. This allows you to get better battery life when you don’t need bleeding edge graphics, while giving you the ability to play high […]

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Asus Eee PC 1215N with NVIDIA ION up for pre-order

The Asus Eee PC 1215N is one of the most exciting NVIDIA ION-powered netbooks on the horizon. That’s because it will be one of the first to feature NVDIIA’s Optimus technology which automatically switches between the integrated low power Intel graphics and the higher performance NVIDIA graphics depending on what you’re doing with your computer. […]

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NVIDIA Optimus graphics switching coming to Asus, Acer netbooks

Were you disappointed to learn that the Asus Eee PC 1201PN wouldn’t have NVIDIA Optimus technology as had originally been promised? Don’t worry, it turns out Asus will be offering 10 and 12 inch mini-laptops with Optimus, and Acer’s upcoming 10 inch netbook with next-generation NVIDIA IOn graphics will as well. NVIDIA Optimus is a […]

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Asus Eee PC 1015N netbook with NVIDIA ION, Optimus technology

It looks like we should start seeing netbooks with NVIDIA’s Optimus technology soon. The Optimus platform allows netbooks with both integrated Intel graphics and dedicated NVIDIA ION graphics chips so shift seamlessly from one graphics card to the other depending on what you’re doing. Surfing the web? The lower power Intel graphics will kick in […]

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Asus Eee PC 1215N spotted with dual core Atom D510 processor

Sure, Intel is expected to introduce a dual core Atom N550 processor built for netbooks any day now. But some folks just don’t want to wait. Take Asus, for example. The company has apparently crammed an Intel Atom D510 dual core processor in its upcoming Asus Eee PC 1215N notebook. The D510 processor is designed […]

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Asus Eee PC 1215N to feature dual core Atom chip, NVIDIA ION graphics?

Asus is expected to launch a new 12.1 inch notebook with an Intel Atom processor and NVIDIA ION graphics next month. It’s called the Eee PC 1201PN and it will be one of the first machines with NVIDIA’s next-generation ION graphics and a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor. But if you were holding out for […]

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NVIDIA ION 2 to support Optimus graphics switching power management features

NVIDIA is introducing a new technology that allows computers with integrated and dedicated graphics cards to seamlessly switch between the two. If you’re surfing the web, you probably don’t need your high performance, energy-hungry NVIDIA graphics card to kick in and suck your laptop’s battery dry. But when you’re watching an HD movie, playing a […]