NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M Powered Notebook Sneak Peek

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M Powered Notebook Sneak Peek

There's almost nothing hotter than a screamin' fast desktop replacement notebook.  Sure, these machines aren't notebooks in the traditional sense of the word.  If you really plan to take them on the road, you better not have been cheatin' on your sit-ups, sonny-boy.  These types of notebooks are for real men, or women, as the case may be.  That said, even among desktop replacement notebooks, where the specs are strong and the benchmarks run scared, there are builds that really separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak.  The machine you see below here is definitely one of those.  In fact, it could be argued that what you're about to drool over could very well have the fastest mobile graphics processor in the world currently residing in it.  Behold, the behemoth Clevo Style Note D900; 17.3-inches of badass mobile gaming machine (relatively speaking), infused with NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 480M mobile graphics processor.  That's right, Fermi in a notebook--hide the women and children...

 

 


Caution High Temperature Parts - Ya think?

Let's see, 450MHz GPU with 352 unified shaders and 2GB of memory, Intel Core i7 940 quad-core processor at 2.93GHz; it's no wonder the cooling setup in this thing looks like the inside of a 1U rack-mount server.  It's safe to say it will run Crysis, it will blend (though perhaps with just a little lube and persuasion) but what sort of benchmark prowess are we really talking about?  Here's a quick sneak peek before we get into the nitty-gritty detail of our full review, coming soon, real soon...

The Core i7 720QM in the Asus G73 listed here is at a bit of a disadvantage versus the full-fledged Core i7 940 in the D900, though CPU clock speeds are within a 100MHz of each other or so.  That said, this is a GPU-intensive benchmark and it's safe to say the new GeForce GTX 480M is going to bring-it in a big way, battery life be damned.  Stay tuned in the week ahead for guts and the glory.

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That is sick indeed!!!!!!! It will be interesting to see battery life, I will go 1st and say just under 1hr under heavy gaming conditions. Basic web browsing I'll say 2.5hrs. But what gamer is concerned with battery life?!?!

Can't wait for the full review.

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@la guy 10 -

I don't think 2.5hrs is near reality. My XPS 16 doesn't even get that and it is only an i7-720 and 4670.

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I can tell ya right now that thing will probably get an hour of battery life max, at idle. I had an Alienware m7700, aka Clevo D900T, it was running a desktop P4, when those were the best, and an X800. I couldn't even get through 2 college classes on a single charge and that was even a 12 cell battery.

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I don't doubt your estimates TFichter but the Pentium 4 was a nuclear reactor of a CPU, compared to the power gating of the current Core i7 line-up. I'm writing this on the machine right now and will let you know though. ;)

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Look at all those fans! I can't wait for the full review.Stick out tongue

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Next review to expect to see: Ati Mobility Radeon HD 5870 in Crossfire Vs Ge-Force GTX 480M in SLI.

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Indeed, Im excited to see how that pans out.

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All it needs is a 37 cell battery and it will last for hours,..........

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Good one Neil

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I need no battery i wants gamez

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