NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M: Kepler Goes Mobile with Acer

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News Posted: Thu, Mar 22 2012 10:14 AM
Typically mobile graphics launches trail their desktop counterparts by a few months, as major GPU players like NVIDIA and AMD wring out power consumption and performance from their architectures in order to accommodate the tighter thermal and power budgets of notebook form factors. However, NVIDIA has obviously been refining their new Kepler GPU architecture into its various incarnations for while now, because the company is launching a dual salvo of production silicon for both mobile and desktop graphics markets today. Of course the company has significant motivation for this, with Intel's Ivy Bridge mobile platform just around the corner, which is backed with DX11 class integrated graphics.

The fact that NVIDIA is ready with both desktop and mobile variants, in and of itself, is fairly impressive but their mobile platform demonstration vehicle may also surprise you.

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Mar 22 2012 11:38 AM

This is impressive we usually have at least a few months for a mobile system matching component series from either Nvidia and or AMD/ATI!

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This review gets me really excited for the upcoming ivy-bridge/kepler ultra books.

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karanm replied on Thu, Mar 22 2012 4:18 PM

I second that Drake!!

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rrplay replied on Thu, Mar 22 2012 9:29 PM

Lots of great news today with Kepler's launch ... Nvidia sure rocked it !

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Dave_HH replied on Sun, Mar 25 2012 7:24 PM

Agreed RR, they did indeed.

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AKwyn replied on Mon, Mar 26 2012 8:14 PM

Man. NVIDIA is making a major comeback.


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KMya replied on Thu, Mar 29 2012 1:51 AM

Its gearing up once again

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