Three new solutions showcased at CES
NVIDIA has certainly started 2009 in full throttle, as the chip maker introduced a range of new products, specifically designed for the graphics market. The Santa Clara, California-based company has not only refreshed its desktop graphics cards, but has also introduced a new solution for the portable computer market. Designed for the mainstream notebook segment, the new GeForce 100M Series of graphics processors are expected to be featured in upcoming laptops from major PC makers.
NVIDIA's latest series of laptop graphics processors includes the new GeForce G105M, GeForce G110M and the GeForce GT 130M GPUs. All of the aforementioned solutions have been designed to meet the performance demands of current visual computing applications. They are said to provide laptops with a considerable boost in graphics performance enabling the systems to better handle things such as editing photos, finding directions, playing games, or watching high-definition movies.
According to NVIDIA, its latest GeForce 100M series of GPUs has been designed to up the performance of the company's previous generation of graphics processors. The GeForce G105M model is said to deliver a 55% performance increase over its predecessor, while the GeForce G110M and the GeForce GT 130M are around 35% and 17% faster than NVIDIA's previous GeForce 9300M and 9600M GT graphics solutions.
The GeForce 105M is designed to provide a 500MHz memory clock with DDR2 memory and 700MHz with DDR3. It has 8 processor cores clocked at 1600MHz and can provide up to 512MB of memory. The GeForce G110M, on the other hand can boost the memory up to 1GB, clocked at the same levels as the 105M model, and it has double the processor cores, which are clocked at 1000MHz. Designed for the gaming market segment, the GeForce GT 130M has 32 processor cores running at 1500MHz and with a maximum graphics memory of 1GB.
All solutions make use of NVIDIA’s own technologies, such as PureVideo, PhysX and CUDA. They provide support for Microsoft's DirectX 10 and OpenGL 2.1 and have been unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
New NVIDIA Mobile GPUs Up the Ante for Mainstream Notebooks