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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