NVIDIA announces Kepler-based mobile GPU

NVIDIA has announced that its current GPU architecture found in its top-of-the-line desktop chips, Kepler, will be making its way to notebook GPUs.

In a press release, the company announced the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M, the first mobile GPU to feature its Kepler architecture. NVIDIA claims the GTX 680M is the fast mobile GPU ever, according to its own real-world and synthetic tests. Although it didn't provide in-depth information regarding its tests in the press release, the company provide a few statistics comparing the card against AMD's top mobile offering, the Radeon 7970M.

Testing was conducted comparing the GeForce GTX 680M versus Radeon 7970M, running at a resolution of 1920x1080. Driver version used was 302.56 for 680M and cat 12.4 for Radeon. In 3Dmark Vantage P with PhysX enabled, 680M scored 25063 and AMD scored 20590. In Far Cry 2 Ultra-High 1xAA/AF, 680M scored 129.8 FPS while 7970M scored 112.6. Dirt 3 in Ultra 1xAA/AF, 680M scored 80 FPS while 7970M scored 64.5.

The GTX 680M will feature 2GB of GDDR5 RAM, a 256-bit memory bus width, a memory clock of up to 1800MHz and can be implemented in either a single graphics card configuration or in a dual-card configuration through SLI. The first products to feature the new card will be Alienware's M17x and M18x laptops, which will have an option for the new card "in the next couple of weeks." The GTX 680M will also be available in MSI's GT70 notebook.

Additional information about the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M's specifications can be found here.

Source: NVIDIA

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For some reason I feel like stating my Biased opinion about this subject.

I would never buy a laptop with a powerhouse GPU. It would probably need to be connected to power to even stay on for more than 20 minutes (while gaming) and why not get a desktop that you can upgrade?

JhonKaBrohamski said,
For some reason I feel like stating my Biased opinion about this subject.

I would never buy a laptop with a powerhouse GPU. It would probably need to be connected to power to even stay on for more than 20 minutes (while gaming) and why not get a desktop that you can upgrade?


Mobility my friend, comes at a high cost.

JhonKaBrohamski said,
For some reason I feel like stating my Biased opinion about this subject.

I would never buy a laptop with a powerhouse GPU. It would probably need to be connected to power to even stay on for more than 20 minutes (while gaming) and why not get a desktop that you can upgrade?

If you have to travel a lot its quite nice to have a "gaming laptop". While desktop PC's are more powerful and better for gaming they are quite hard to get on a plane as carry-on

JHBrown said,
Man, just ordered a Sager 9170 with a 7970!

Don't feel so down. For the value of the money I would have ordered a laptop with the 7970 anyways. It will play anything I'd throw in Ultra settings at Full HD.

Second, I believe it's much better to wait for two years and get a new GFX card for the price that beast will go out.

Third. Nvidia has taught me (since last year) that the impossible can be met, and that the difference in video card power from one year and another is from the ground to the heaven. So for example, I'd go with one 660m today, and a 860m in the next two years.

That is, of course, if the laptop does not pay by itself .