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Eurocom Ships the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M Kepler Graphics Solution

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  1. btarunr

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    Eurocom Corporation, a developer of long lifespan, fully upgradable notebooks, Mobile Workstations and Mobile Servers is shipping the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M in its line of Mobile Workstations and High Performance Notebooks.

    The addition of the NVIDIA GeFore GTX 660M, currently the highest performing Kepler mobile solution from NVIDIA, gives Eurocom customers a more complete choice of video processor options to configure into their new Eurocom system or upgrade into their existing system. The addition of the NVIDIA GeForce 660M GPUs in single and SLI offers users another choice of video processor options to Eurocom customers to choose nearly any preference or performance level.

    "NVIDIA's Geforce GTX 660M will offer extreme professional capability, gaming and CUDA development performance for our customers. With 384 CUDA cores the GeForce 660M is ideal for Gamers, Professionals and CUDA development which enables the GPU to solve complex computational problems in business and technical applications for utilization within the Eurocom notebook line," explains Mark Bialic, President of Eurocom.

    Eurocom has been furiously testing the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M in its EUROCOM Racer 2.0 platform. Results can be found here.

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M Specs:
    GPU Engine Specs:
    • 384 CUDA Cores
    • 835 MHz Graphics Clock (MHz)
    • 30.4Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec)
    Memory Specs:
    • 2000 MHz Memory Clock
    • GDDR5 Memory Interface
    • 128bit Memory Interface Width
    • 64.0 Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)
    Feature Support:
    • OpenGL 4.1
    • Supported Technologies: 3D Vision, CUDA, DirectX 11, PhysX, Optimus, OpenCL, DirectCompute
    • SLI Options 2-way
    Display Support:
    • Maximum Digital Resolution: 3840 x 2160
    • Maximum VGA Resolution: Up to 2048x1536
    • HDCP
    • HDMI
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    Hmmm those are some very good results for the smaller chip in the Kepler family. It's trading blows with the 670M which means that the desktop part (probably clocked @1Ghz+) would trade blows with the GTX460 which is amazing. On the other hand DDR3 is really hurting the 640M compared to the 660M. Same chip goes from not being able to beat 555M (as seen on many other reviews) to trading blows with 570/670M.

    Which is the usual price for notebooks like these? Are we talking about cheap gaming capable laptops here?

    This also gives hope for GK106 btw. GK107 is a lot closer in terms of shader vs shader than GK104. As strange as it might sound maybe the GTX680 is the worst card in the Kepler family (comparatively). But on a second thought, that might not be so strange, seing as how perf/watt was the goal and for this the usual method is starting small and scaling up*, as opposed to when absolute performance is the goal, and you scale down**.

    *maybe losing efficiency/scalability as you go up. i.e. AMD cards for a long time, ARM.
    ** losing efficiency as you go down. i.e. Fermi, x86
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    just pointing out the ultimate gamers is all since they have lower models than those there too
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    I understand. My concern is with those of non ultimate gamers*. Usually if you want a decent mobile GPU you can only go with high-end laptops which cost a lot more than $1000. If you want even a midrange mobile GPU, you usually have to also pay for a high-end CPU and other high-end features you might not need or want. At least from my experience looking for a cheap laptop for my dad, if you wanted even a GTX555M you have to first pay for one of the most exensive i5s and 4c/8t i7s are a must before you can go any higher. Same if you wanted anything over a HD6570. It's absrd.

    Since the 660M is based on the low-end chip, my hope is to be able to find it along with other low-end parts, such as i3's or cheap i5's and something like 17" 1600x900 for significantly less than $1000. Because if you really want to be able to play on a laptop you usually have to pay $1500 or more. You could be seing decent non-gaming laptops for les than 800€ but the minute you start looking for decent GPUs, your price jumps to double that.

    * I'm of the opinion that any serious gamer goes with desktop anyway.
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    i know what ur getting at but one condition though i was laptop bound for 3 years for gaming due to me being mobile often n being in small rooms. The models i posted were like what i got new in 2004 best of the best per se in a laptop form. So a Lower Model core i7 or upper core i5 would be ideal n at least a 660 ti m or 7770 m would be minimum atleast to me for decent gaming mobile wise
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    Shove a 660M on a PCIe card, fanless, PCIe power only (no extra powercables) and I'd buy 10x tomorrow for the office.

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