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Microsoft’s new CASO tech can deliver notable laptop GPU performance improvements

On hybrid laptop designs, the term "hybrid" refers to laptops that include both integrated and discrete GPUs. These two may collaborate to increase power efficiency by routing graphics jobs to either graphics subsystem, depending on their complexity. However, on many computers, this causes an issue that Microsoft hopes to solve with CASO (Cross Adapter Scan-Out).

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Leo Says 69 – Say Hello to Intel Core Ultra

KitGuru attended the recent Intel Innovation event and heard for ourselves when Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger announced the laptop chips that had been codenamed Meteor Lake would be launched as Intel Core Ultra. Also, in news that surprised none of us, we learned that 'AI is taking over'. We trust Gelsinger meant this in a good and interesting way but the thought of Skynet taking over our lives leaves something to be desired.

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AMD HP OMEN 16 (2023) Showcase

At CES earlier this year we learned about a number of new AMD laptop chips in the 7040HS and 7045HX series. Today we have the opportunity to showcase an HP Omen 16 laptop that uses an AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS processor with eight cores/16 threads that are built on the latest Zen 4 architecture.  This enables the HP Omen 16 to storm along in office work or games while consuming very little power, and that helps to maximise battery life.

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