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MacBooks Can Support On-the-Fly GPU Switching

MacBooks Can Support On-the-Fly GPU Switching

Posted October 23, 2008 at 11:03am by iClarified · 3773 views
The GeForce 9400M in the new MacBooks can support up to 8GB of RAM and can do on-the-fly GPU switching, according to a Gizmodo report.

NVidia confirmed to Gizmodo that we'll see the 9400M in other notebooks soon as well as definitively answered some questions about the chip's capabilities:

It can support up to 8GB of RAM. It can do on-the-fly GPU switching. And it can work together with the MacBook Pro's discrete 9600M GT. But it doesn't do any of those things. Yet.

It now remains to be seen whether Apple will released a software update to enable these features. Being able to switch between the integrated 9400M and discrete 9600M GT on the fly without logging out would definitely save a lot of headache.

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