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SKYMTL September 2, 2010 09:05 PM

NVIDIA's GeForce 400M Mobile GPUs: 7 New Fermis Introduced (Comment Thread)
 
It is rare for more than two graphics chips to be launched at the same time. However, NVIDIA is bucking this trend by introducing SEVEN new GPUs into the market with immediate availability. They range in performance from the low-end of the performance spectrum to products which will give ATI's HD 5870M a run for its money. In this article we take a closer look at what these new 400-series products bring to the table.

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_dangtx_ September 2, 2010 10:03 PM

nice. tdp and all. what people must remember,and i cannot stress this enough, is that a mobile gpu is not the same as a desktop unit. so the 480m wont bring gtx480 performance.

also, the optimus feature is quite nice, but i figure the switching might see bugs,might not :)

rjbarker September 2, 2010 10:11 PM

Love my 260M....plays JC2 and BFBC2 no problems at all at 1920 x 1080..just have to jack down the visuals.....anyone that gets their tizzy in a knot over Temps stay away...my 260M idles at 62C and full loads at 93C.....no adverse effects almost a year now....I'm sure the 470 / 480M will also be toasty ;)

Jake_HT September 2, 2010 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 424115)
what people must remember,and i cannot stress this enough, is that a mobile gpu is not the same as a desktop unit. so the 480m wont bring gtx480 performance.

you sure?

_dangtx_ September 2, 2010 11:41 PM

yup, its a 'cut down' version. still, to be able to put that much hp in a laptop? kudos.

speculation was anywhere from amputated gf100 to amputated gf104, i guess one side was right.

would love to see a lower clocked gtx 460 in a lappy vs that 480m gf100 monster :)

SKYMTL September 3, 2010 05:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jake_HT (Post 424117)
you sure?

Yes. Check out the specs. Even the HD 5870M has only 1/2 of the desktop part's SPs.

Jake_HT September 3, 2010 08:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SKYMTL (Post 424149)
Yes. Check out the specs. Even the HD 5870M has only 1/2 of the desktop part's SPs.

(I was being sarcastic)

belgolas September 3, 2010 09:11 AM

2 GTX 480M's should beat a single GTX 480 I would guess.

The GTX 480M looks like it might be comparable to a GTX 460.

geokilla September 3, 2010 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by belgolas (Post 424195)
2 GTX 480M's should beat a single GTX 480 I would guess.

The GTX 480M looks like it might be comparable to a GTX 460.

No point in buying a laptop if you SLI GTX 480M... Unless you have a sort of job where you need the portability of a laptop and don't care about the battery life.

Excellent article SKYMTL. Got a question though. With the new 400M GPUs, is it safe to assume that they all have Optimus enabled in their laptops? Or would it be like my MSI GX640 where it's still up to the manufacturer if they want to enable switchable graphics or not.

_dangtx_ September 3, 2010 01:49 PM

if you need that much power build a smaller box that can take the heat of a dual gtx 460 setup. less portable but hey

would love to see power draw numbers on an sli 480m i7 lappy running full bore :)


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