N/APosted on - 04/24/2012
DirectX third generation was unveiled by AMD, the family of Radeon HD 7000 . AMD features Enduro, a graphics-switching technology.
With the graphics-switching technology, do I need to restart the system or manually define which applications trigger the GPU?
AMD announces Radeon HD 7000M series
The answer is NO you don't need to reboot your system or manually specify which apps will trigger the GPU.Because it builds on older AMD technologies like PowerXpress, it doesn't require you to close apps, reboot your system or manually specify which apps will trigger the GPU.
Additionally, it's designed to work with both Intel CPUs and AMD's own application processing units, so presumably you'll find this inside some Ivy Bridge machines too. With this generation, too, the two higher-end chips support the PCI Express 3.0 interface, and all three make use of AMD's existing ZeroCore Power and Power Gating battery-saving features. That's the abridged version, but we also have a full breakdown of the specs awaiting you past the break.