Nvidia has unveiled a number of its 28 nm GPUs. These mobile graphics processors are truly a class apart since Nvidia is claiming that they can deliver twice the performance, compared to 40nm GPUs. This simply means that Nvidia can double the power of a machine while keeping its size exactly the same.
First in the list of releases is GT 640m which Nvidia unveiled in the Acer laptop. The laptop came with 384 cores and 625MHz clockspeed. And it is one powerful machine! But that’s where Nvidia’s magic only starts. The 640m used in the laptop is only the first rung on the Kepler ladder.
The second release, the GT 650M, takes up the clockspeed all the way to 850MHz while the GTX 660M is able to add another 2GB of GDDR5 memory. These Kepler chips are intelligent in that they can adjust their clockspeed depending on the thermal constraints of a laptop. So if the heat of the machine is greater, the chip will adjust the clockspeed lower to not further exacerbate it. However, if the machine is able to gear up without considerably heating up, the chip will adjust the clockspeed to the maximum.
At the heels of the release, Eurocom has announced that it will be using these latest releases in the GT and GTX line-up of Nvidia GPUs. These GPUs will be used in the selected Optimus models by the company. According to the president of Eurocom, ‘NVIDIA’s updated GeForce GTX line of GPUs will offer extreme professional capability, gaming and CUDA development performance for our customers. With many CUDA cores the GeForce GTX line is ideal for CUDA development which enables the GPU to solve complex computational problems in business and technical applications for utilization within the Eurocom notebook line.’
Comparing the Optimus notebooks to smartphones and tablets, he further stated that Eurocom’s notebooks are able to deliver superior power in nifty 11.6 and 15.6 inch notebooks, a gaming experience that is yet not provided by tablets or smartphones. ‘Our new class of little gaming monsters will offer our clients the ultimate in portable gaming in both 11.6 and 15.6 inch notebooks. These systems allow users to have true on the go gaming capability that is currently not offered by current handheld and lightweight devices’ he said.
Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 675M is the fastest notebook GPU in the whole world. It can play games at 1080p and that too, in 3D.