CUDA or OPTIMUS?

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caspeer_costel
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Hello,
Witch of those two do you think is more important for a laptop (maybe even a pc)? They both sound nice and good on the nvidia website but it's hard to find something with both. So what's your opinion?

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Optimus - discrete graphics switch off and the integrated graphics do the work (lower performance but power consumption drops a lot).
Cuda - used to accelerate certain aplications (like HD video playback, video encoding, ...).
I believe all nVidia cards from the 8x00 series and newer support cuda.
Optimus is available only on laptops with two graphic cards (one or two of which are freom nVidia, the stronger one from nVidia and the weaker from nVidia or Intel).

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If you're into rendering/encoding then it's important, otherwise, not so much.

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