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  • Nvidia's Upcoming Earnings: What You Need To Know [View article]
    Just a quick comment. The MacBook Pros have been using some form of NVDA's Geoforce or other graphics card for a long time (like 10 years). The upgrade on the MacBook Pro about 2-3 years ago was held up because Intel didn't want to let Apple us the NVDA card. The result if Apple had not held out would have been an "upgrade" that downgraded the graphics. The Intel graphics was, and still is, used for low demand and the NVDA chips kick in when you need the graphics power. It is this switching between the two graphics levels that changes my battery life from 9 hours to 1-2 hours depending on the demands I'm putting on it.

    By the way, if you missed it, by using over 18,000 NVDA cards Oak Ridge National Lab now has a 30 petaflop computer (Titan). So they have a solid market of being combined with other hardware to produce supercomputers based on GPUs.
    Oct 31, 2012. 01:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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