(That MacBooks are due a refresh is pretty clear, considering the growingly generous discounts now visible on the Amazon today).
This morning we learn that Apple may be one of the first to field Nvidia’s Optimus graphics switching technology. “People familiar with the matter” claim several MacBook Pro laptops capable of automatically switching between integrated and discrete graphics are kicking around Apple’s labs, AppleInsider writes.
Nvidia’s Optimus technology, which officially debuted earlier this month, is “strikingly similar to the description of the technology said to be making its way into next-generation MacBook Pros.”
The technology activates the discrete GPU seamlessly when the user needs to run a demanding application or play a video. And this tech could boost Apple’s attempt to make OPenCL useful to future Macs.