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Nvidia Optimus could be expanding to desktop PCs

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

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)