Nvidia targets mobile market with Windows 7 optimized GPUs

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

San Francisco (CA) - Nvidia has introduced five GPUs for the mobile market. The processors are based on a new 40-nanometer manufacturing process and include 512MB to 1GB of on-board memory. In addition, the Windows 7 optimized chips reportedly offer "up to twice the performance" and longer battery life with "half the power."

According to Nvidia, the new GPUs "run up to 20X faster than the CPU" with certain applications. The company also assured gamers that the G210M, GT 230M, GT 240M, GTS 250M and the GTS 260M were equipped with the "latest technologies" - including PhysX - for "ultra-realistic environments and virtual worlds."

For example, Darkest of Days will feature "natual" environments, complete with realistic leaves, flowers, wind, creeping ground fog, smoke, choking volcanic ash and snow. Similarly, Dark Void will offer dynamic, accurate smoke effects, such as fuel trails generated by jetpacks, UFOs, and spaceships.

 

The GeForce 200M GPU series is also optimized for Microsoft's drag-n-drop transcoding and DirectX Compute API - allowing Windows 7 users to quickly edit and transfer HD videos.














































  GeForce
200M Series
GeForce
100M Series
GeForce
9 Series
GeForce
8 Series
ENTHUSIAST GTX 280M
GTX 260M
  9800M GTX
9800M GT
8800M GTX
8800M GTS
HIGH
PERFORMANCE
GTS 260M
GTS 250M
GTS 160M
GTS 150M
9800M GTS
9800M GS
9700M GTS
9700M GT
 
PERFORMANCE GT 240M
GT 230M
GT 130M 9650M GT
9650M GS
9600M GT
9600M GS
9500M GS
9500M G
8600M GT
8600M GS
MAINSTREAM G210M G110M
G105M
G102M
9400M G
9300M GS
9300M G
9200M GS
8400M GT
8400M GS
8400M G
VALUE     9100M G 8200M G


























































CATEGORY PRODUCT Processor
cores
PhysX Gaming
Perfm.
Playable
Resolution
PureVideo HD
ENTHUSIAST GTX 280M
GTX 260M
128
112
Yes
Yes
60x
60x
1920
x
1080
Yes
Yes
HIGH PERFM. GTS 260M
GTS 250M
GTS 160M
96
96
64
Yes
Yes
Yes
40x
40x
40x
1920
x
1080
Yes
Yes
Yes
PERFM. GT 240M
GT 230M
GT 130M
9600M GT
48
48
32
32
  20x
20x
20x
20x
1680
x
1050
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MAINSTREAM G210M
G110M
G105M
9400M G
9300M GS
16
16
8
16
8
  10x
5x
4x
5x
4x
1280
x
720
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
VALUE 9100M G 8   3x 1024
x
768
Yes

Source: NVIDIA.com