Nvidia targets mobile market with Windows 7 optimized GPUs

  • 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.

    CATEGORYPRODUCT Processor
    cores
    PhysXGaming
    Perfm.
    Playable
    Resolution
    PureVideo HD
    ENTHUSIASTGTX 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
    MAINSTREAMG210M
    G110M
    G105M
    9400M G
    9300M GS
    16
    16
    8
    16
    8
     10x
    5x
    4x
    5x
    4x
    1280
    x
    720
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    VALUE9100M G8 3x1024
    x
    768
    Yes

    Source: NVIDIA.com

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