NVIDIA Debuts World's Fastest Notebook GPU: GeForce GTX 480M

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NVIDIA seems to toss out the "world's fastest" claim pretty frequently, but based on our experience, they're usually spot-on. The company is always striving to crank out the next greatest GPU, and this time it's the notebook owners that are getting the attention. Good thing too, because we thought we would have to shoe-horn an SLI GPU setup from our desktop into our next Clevo if something didn't give soon…

All kidding aside, NVIDIA is today introducing the new GeForce GTX 480M for notebooks, which the company proudly calls the "world's fastest notebook GPU." It's "DirectX 11 done right for notebooks," with this card being called a tessellation monster and having a dedicated Tessellation engine for up to 5x more performance than any other GPU. NVIDIA is also bringing over nearly three times more NVIDIA CUDA cores over previous generation notebook GPUs, which means users get much quicker video transcoding, upscaling from standard definition to high definition and real-time movie clean-up with the click of a button.

And finally, the GPU also adds 3D Vision support, compatibility with PhysX and support for Verde notebook drivers. Oh, and speaking of Clevo, that will be the first company to ship a notebook with this beast inside. We can hardly wait.
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Schmich replied on Tue, May 25 2010 1:45 PM

I don't get how they can legally call it GTX 480...

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Hopefully people won't get 3rd degree burns on their thighs.

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Chainzsaw replied on Tue, May 25 2010 2:20 PM

Benchmarks! :)

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AKwyn replied on Tue, May 25 2010 2:44 PM

I don't get how they can legally call it GTX 480...

I agree. I bet they had to do some serious downgrading when they made this chip because of the heat issues that Fermi present. I'm guessing that the performance of the chip will be acceptable by notebook gaming standards but it will be copped down by at least a quarter. Still I'm amazed that they could take their Fermi technology and put it in a notebook computer... Really.


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Does it burn holes through solid wood as well?

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I'm with you all. Ferma just seems so power hungry that I would hate to have it in my laptop. Then again that Optimus stuff looks even more tempting. 


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realneil replied on Wed, May 26 2010 8:41 AM

What will this do to battery life?

Will it still cook properly?

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