NVIDIA is adding the powerful GT200 based mGPU (Mobile GPU) graphics chips to the market with a new and improved G200M lineup.
The G200M’s bring bleeding edge technology to the mobile platform with the 40nm manufacturing process (something not even available on most of their mainstream desktops graphics cards at this time) GDDR5 memory, and DirectX10.1. NVIDIA totes the units as providing double the performance at half the energy cost. The 40nm process is greatly anticipated for the mobile platform, at is should help to reduce power consumption and consequently produce less heat. The new mGPUs will also incorporate NVIDIA’s CUDA technology, which will make devices more feasible for users who can utilize this technology in things such as HD video encoding, photo editing and 3D applications. It is clear that these discrete options will be catering to more of the desktop replacement crowd, rather than mainstream users.
The existing GPU’s and the upcoming additions
Details of the GPU’s are listed in the table below:
|GPU||G210M||GT 230M||GT 240M||GT 250M||GT 260M|
|Memory Size (Bus)||512MB GDDR3 (64-bit)||1GB GDDR3 (128-bit)
||1GB GDDR3 (128-bit)||1GB GDDR5 (128-bit)||1GB GDDR5 (128-bit)|
Rumours state that we will likely see these new GPU’s implemented into the higher enthusiasts devices later this month.