Monday, May 30th 2011

NVIDIA Gives Notebook Gamers New Levels of Power, Portability With GeForce GTX 560M

NVIDIA today unveiled the first gaming notebook graphics processing unit (GPU) in its award-winning GeForce 500M Series of notebook GPUs. The GeForce GTX 560M graphics processor hits the "sweet spot" for gaming notebooks by delivering a no-compromise gaming experience at full 1080p resolution in the hottest new DirectX 11 titles. For the first time, leading OEMs will also be offering GeForce GTX gaming GPUs with NVIDIA Optimus technology.

"The GeForce GTX 560M and NVIDIA Optimus mean gamers get 50 frames per second in Duke Nukem Forever and five hours of battery life in Microsoft Office," said Rene Haas, general manager of notebook products at NVIDIA. "That's real power and real portability." Available only with NVIDIA GPUs, NVIDIA Optimus technology enables extra-long battery life by automatically switching on and off the GPU so that it runs only when needed. The smart convenience of NVIDIA Optimus technology is designed into over 80 percent of GeForce 500M Series notebooks and is used by every major notebook OEM.

GeForce GTX 560M GPUs are "DirectX 11 Done Right," and offer even more performance-per-watt than the previous generation, with faster frame rates and more detail with the same battery life. The power of GeForce GTX GPUs means gamers can play at full 1080p high-definition resolutions with the advanced technology features that set GeForce GPUs apart from the competition, including:
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision technology support, the #1 3D technology for notebooks
  • NVIDIA PhysX technology support, for in-game real-time physics effects
  • NVIDIA CUDA architecture support, for GPU computing applications
GTX GPUs also support NVIDIA SLI technology, the industry's most scalable multi-GPU platform for doubling gaming performance, and are also supported by the highly-praised NVIDIA Verde notebook drivers.

For thin-and-light notebooks, NVIDIA also refreshed its entry-level GeForce GT 500M GPUs with the arrival of the new GeForce GT 520MX GPU. GeForce GT 520MX offers better performance, wider support and a more advanced feature set than integrated graphics and offers a step forward from the existing GeForce GT 520M GPU.

Alienware and Toshiba will be offering notebooks featuring GeForce GTX 560M and Optimus technology. ASUS, Clevo, MSI and others will be offering notebooks featuring GeForce GTX 560M. ASUS, Samsung and others will be offering notebooks featuring GeForce GT 520MX.
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11 Comments on NVIDIA Gives Notebook Gamers New Levels of Power, Portability With GeForce GTX 560M

#1
dieterd
good news, existing gtx 460M is still very cometitive in price/preformanve/powerdraw. but why the hell we have to wait so long for it? I mean it is JUNE and after 6 months there will me 28nm mobile gpus out
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#2
Faith[ROG].Anarchy
GTX 560M would be a nice improvement over the existing GTX 460M :D
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#3
NC37
Yeah, finally something to replace the 460M but still nothing really super beyond that. We'll have ATI 8 series by the time they get the rest out :D.

And...zomg the MX returns. Ahhhh quick burn it!!!
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MrAlex
by: dieterd
good news, existing gtx 460M is still very cometitive in price/preformanve/powerdraw. but why the hell we have to wait so long for it? I mean it is JUNE and after 6 months there will me 28nm mobile gpus out
Fixed.
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#5
arterius2
meh.... as stated on anandtech... GTX560M is basically GTX460M clocked 15% faster... don't expect too much out of this..
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#6
Hustler
So, once all the marketing bullshit is stripped away, what is the 560m roughly equal to in terms of desktop GPU's?....
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#7
dieterd
>Hustler
it will be equal to GTS 450 desktop, but only tests will show it.
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#8
Red_Machine
The return of the MX moniker? AWESOMESAUCE!
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#9
WarraWarra
Damn it is not a GTX 580m. :cry:

It is sad to see Nvidia trying to play catch up with Intel in the GPU side. :banghead:

How the mighty has fallen.
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#10
xBruce88x
i hope you're talking in terms of market share and not performance

hmm.... another MX eh? well hopefully they won't take out the shaders

I'll admit though, the 440MX is the only card that actually filtered HL2 correctly in x8 AA/x8 AF mode. (although it ran like ass, but was great for screenshots)

by: dieterd
good news, existing gtx 460M is still very cometitive in price/preformanve/powerdraw. but why the hell we have to wait so long for it? I mean it is JUNE and after 6 months there will me 28nm mobile gpus out
actually... you can get one with a 560M now! Don't know if it has nVidia Optimus though.

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#11
Strider
I am one of those people that don't think "gaming" and "notebook" should really be in the same sentence.

Granted, we have come a long way with companies like Nvidia when it comes to graphic power on notebook computers. However far too many people buy these "high-end high-dollar" systems expecting them to just play anything they want to play, full on max settings, and it just does not work that way.

It is nice to see this though, I just wish people understood that that "M" at the end pretty much means it will not perform on par with its big brother card. heh
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