Nvidia Optimus Technology Featured On New MSI Notebook

MSI on Monday unveiled its new FX600MX notebook computer, which comes equipped with Nvidia's Optimus technology and can switch between discrete and integrated graphics processing depending on the requirements of specific workloads.

MSI’s new notebook automatically switches to the Nvidia GeForce 310M discrete graphics card for processing high-load applications and then back to the integrated GPU mode for less intensive tasks in order to save power.

Optimus technology, also known as GPU Boost Technology, automatically extends battery life and optimizes visualization technology without interfering with the user experience or requiring manual changes to settings.

The FX600MX automatically switches to discrete mode when better performance and battery life is needed for gaming and 3D-oriented workloads. It also includes 512MB of display memory to support its existing ECO Engine Power Saving Technology and Cinema Pro Technology.

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In addition, MSI's Cinema Pro utilizes Nvidia's graphics switching capability to automatically achieve more detailed, crisp imaging in movie mode.

Next: Additional Features On The FX600MX

The FX600MX notebook features a 15.6-inch backlit LED screen with support for 720p HD visuals. It is powered by an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor and can be configured with up to 8GB of DDR3 memory.

The FX600MX comes with 320GB of hard drive space that is expandable to 500GB. The FX600MX comes with the necessary ports for HD visualization including HDMI, VGA, two USB 2.0 ports, and an eSATA/USB combination port. Featuring a 4-in-1 card reader, Bluetooth, and a dual layer DVD writer, the FX600MX weighs 5.29 pounds with the 6-cell Li-Ion battery.

MSI hasn't yet disclosed details on pricing and availability for the FX600MX.