Hardcore mobile gaming fans have a powerful new graphics processing option in the form of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 580M. Billed as the world's fastest notebook GPU and capable of playing the latest games at 1080p in 3D, the new chip can be found under the bonnet of the Alienware M18x and is soon to be featured in the Alienware M17x.
The card features 384 CUDA cores with a processor clocked at 1240MHz and up to 2GB GDDR5 memory clocked at 1500MHz. NVIDIA says that Alienware M17x equipped with GTX 580M using NVIDIA Optimus technology can deliver up to 100fps in Call of Duty: Black Ops and up to 5 hours of battery life while internet browsing, while the Alienware M18x offers the option of doubling gaming performance by having two SLI-paired GTX 580M GPUs on board.
Running on PCI-E 2.0 bus, the GTX 580M is DirectX 11-enabled and supports many NVIDIA's technologies such as:
NVIDIA also introduced GeForce GTX 570M laptop GPU, running at 1150MHz with 336 CUDA cores and GDDR5 memory on a 192-bit bus running at 1500MHz.
The company has published a 3DMark Vantage performance diagram which shows the comparison of its high-end laptop GPUs as well as 3DMark scores of the newest arrivals.
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