Nvidia Optimus could be expanding to desktop PCs

Desktops may soon have the popular notebook energy-saving technology from Nvidia
Allen Ngo,

The laptop-exclusive Nvidia Optimus energy management technology could be making its way to desktops, according to VR-Zone.

The source is claiming that Optimus will be renamed to Synergy for desktop PCs and will be available free of charge for users. In fact, all that will be required is an Intel H61, H67, or Z68 platform with, of course, an Nvidia discrete GPU with updated BIOSes and drivers to support the energy saving implementation. What is not clear, however, is whether or not Synergy would support multiple operating systems, as Optimus is currently only compatible with Microsoft Windows 7.

Nvidia is expected to announce Synergy this May during the Computex Trade Show in Taiwan.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-04-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.