It's already the start of a new work week in Taiwan and also the start of the annual Computex PC hardware trade event. Today graphics chip maker Nvidia took the opportunity to announce the launch of its newest graphics processor, the GeForce GTX 560M. It's the first product in Nvidia's 500 series of mobile graphics chips made for gaming themed laptop PCs. Today's press release also announces a new graphics chip for thin and light notebooks, the GeForce GT 520MX.
The GeForce GTX 560M will allow notebooks equipped with the processor access to not only fast performance in playing PC games but will also offer support for Nvidia's Optimus technology for the first time for Nvidia's GeForce GTX series. That should allow even high end notebook PCs to have battery saving features. Alienware, Toshiba and ASUS have already got plans to release notebooks with the new Geforce GTX 560M chip. The thin-and-light GeForce GT 520MX chip replaces the previously released GeForce GT 520M and will be used by notebooks from Asus, MSI and others.
In related news, Nvidia also announced plans to release a new and cheaper version of its 3D Vision glasses. These new glasses will be priced at $99. However unlike the more expensive and wireless 3D Vision glasses, the $99 version will be wired with a 10 foot USB 2.0 cable. The new 3D Vision glasses, which will still require a compatible 3D PC monitor or laptop to work, will be released in late June via Nvidia's online store along with other retailers.