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NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, automatic graphics switching, 30% better battery life

Today’s MacBook Pro update doesn’t just have faster processors, the 15 and 17-inch models also get the new NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics processor with 48 processing cores and up to 512MB of dedicated video memory.   Not only faster, the new GPUs are also up to 30% more efficient.

Perhaps most interestingly however, Apple is touting  automatic graphics switching which move the graphics load from the integrated Intel chip to the discrete NVIDIA when the load warrants.  That is a far cry from having to reboot logout in previous models.

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