AMD Switchable Graphics Technology
The latest trend in power management is delivered by AMD's energy-efficient technology, AMD Switchable Graphics1. Imagine combining the low power advantages of an integrated graphics processor with the performance of a discrete graphics processor. With AMD Switchable Graphics now you can have the best of both worlds with maximum performance when you need it and long battery life when on-the-go.
The traditional notebook trade-off is now a thing of the past. This innovative technology is a mobile graphics switching process optimizing your system for either high-powered graphics processing or low power consumption. It is designed to switch the graphics operation between integrated graphics and discrete graphics (depending on the power source and user preferences) without rebooting the notebook. This allows the discrete card to be used for graphics intensive applications when under AC power (plugged in to power socket) and the integrated graphics to be used in battery mode, extending battery life when on-the-go for visual computing without compromise.
Extreme Power Savings for Long Battery Life
Maximize your battery life while on-the-go when you switch from discrete to integrated graphics. As compared to discrete graphics, an integrated GPU requires less energy to operate, yielding better power efficiency and improved battery life. This makes it better suited for situations where your notebook is running on battery - for example when traveling on the road.
When the notebook is plugged in to the power socket, AMD Switchable Graphics enables the AMD Radeon™ discrete graphics processor for astonishing performance. The discrete graphics processor delivers high performance and incredible graphics when your notebook is plugged in. And the power of your AMD Radeon graphics processor allows you to enjoy superior HD gaming, Blu-ray movies and other HD content in full HD-1080p. Whether you use it at home, in the office, or while on the move, AMD Switchable Graphics helps you meet your every need.
- Available only on Windows® 7 OS.
Note: AMD Switchable Graphics technology must be enabled by the system manufacturer. Additional hardware (e.g. Blu-ray drive, HD or 10-bit monitor, TV tuner) and/or software (e.g. multimedia applications) are required for the full enablement of some features. Not all features may be supported on all components or systems - check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies.