NVIDIA announces new GeForce 700M series cards

NVIDIA has announced its newest GPU line today, the GeForce 700M series for notebooks.

NVIDIA has announced its expanding its newest line of mobile graphics cards for notebooks today, the Kepler-based 700M series. The company claims the new cards in the line will "automatically maximize a consumer's notebook performance and experience."

The five new graphics cards in the GeForce 700M series – the GeForce GT 750M, 745M, 740M, 735M and 720M – that make use of the company's new GPU Boost 2.0 technology that "intelligently adjusts GPU clock speed to maximize graphics performance." Also included with the graphics cards is NVIDIA's Optimus technology, providing longer battery life to a laptop by turning the discrete graphics on and off as needed.

NVIDIA's Kepler architecture is at the heart of the new cards, and the 700M series is the first time the technology has been used in an entire mobile product line for the company; the majority of the previous 600M generation relied on the company's Fermi architecture. The new GeForce 700M series cards are available in notebooks beginning today. NVIDIA previously released the GeForce 700M and GeForce GT 730M cards in January.

The new chips all outperform integrated graphics from Intel, though little performance inform was released.

Little performance information was released by NVIDIA, although the company claims that at medium details the line is capable of garnering up to 90 frames per second in "StarCraft II," 65 frames per second in "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim," 66 frames per second in "Batman: Arkham City," and 48 frames per second in "Battlefield 3." Given that the company says the cards perform "up to" those amounts, it's likely those are the performances of the GeForce GT 750M. The resolution the tests were run at was not stated, however.

Basic specifications for each of the chips can be seen at NVIDIA's website.

NVIDIA boasts that the medium-range desktop Kepler graphics card equated to the performance of the previous generation's Fermi desktop graphics card, implying that similar performance increases will likely take place with the new Kepler notebook cards.

Source: NVIDIA | Image via NVIDIA

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Doubtful - they'll probably wait till the 780/790 models that come out with the newer architecture than kelper. With that being said I've got a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2048 MB and it works beautifully in all the things I use my iMac for.

id like to see the power envelope on these benchmarks. its easy to boast about performance when you don't show power consumption. you can have a card that uses 2x the power and claim its 2x as powerful as a competitor,but that is misleading.

btw the intel hd4600 in haswell should be comparable in performance and power to gt650m. therefore haswell GT3 on that chart should show up in the middle of the chart.great job NVidia comparing your newest current chips with the last gen chips of your competitors.

It says the 700 series is available NOW, hence the graphics they're comparing to, which is what is available NOW, is completely fair.

Complain when haswell is actually released about comparisons to 'last-gen' please.

8 Bit said,
676mx vs 7series?

Good question, the iMac I have includes a 680MX which is based on the new kelper architecture which raises questions regarding the 700M series and whether it is just a bumping around of the numbers rather than something revolutionarily different from the 600 series.

It is just a minor refresh that puts all the cards to the Kepler architecture instead of spanning Fermi and Kepler. Which means that yes, some of the cards are just number bumps where the 600 equivalent was already Kepler, for the other's, it's an architectural upgrade.

It's the performance relative to Intel's HD 4000 graphics. It says that right on the graph.

If you want FPS, find out how the Intel HD 4000 does and multiply it by the scale for each GPU on the graph.

It's based on the games below (bottom right of the graph) and compared to the Intel HD 4000. So the GT 720M is 2.5 times as fast as the HD 4000.

While it doesn't specifically say they're measuring performance in FPS, I don't see any other way it could be measured for those games.

Who cares of this pile of rebranded and binned overstock, ye green feckers? Bring Poseidon, Kraken or something instead of this pathetic excuse of useless crotch heaters.