Nvidia unveils Geforce GTX 700M GPUs, 780M claims fastest mobile graphics

By Rick
May 31, 2013
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  1. Not to be outdone by its arch-nemesis AMD, Nvidia has launched a fresh volley of mobile Geforce GTX 700M GPUs, namely the GTX 760M, 765M, 770M and 780M. Nvidia claims its GTX 780M is the fastest mobile GPU in existence,...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,972   +729

    Yeah but all this comes at a price that far exceeds a 'normal' up to date gaming desktop which can also play those games at the same resolution.
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  3. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,852   +889

    I think nVidia should have just made the GTX 760M have equal clock speeds to the 765M (and thus eliminate it) to reduce confusion.
  4. veLa

    veLa TechSpot Booster Posts: 503   +80

    Pointless to have a GTX 760M and 765M but that's NVIDIA for you.
  5. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,852   +889

    Seriously though, why would someone make a variation of a card that has a higher clock and not call it the next generation, but instead name it as a higher end card...
  6. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TechSpot Booster Posts: 267   +47

    I don't know, but I'm more than satisfied with my GT 540M for casual gaming (no way I'll pay above $2000 to play something that you can run on desktop with ~$700); that's what my desktop PC is for. I mean, my notebook can run Crysis 3 at minimum presets nicely -which I only tried during the BETA- and is where I play XCOM or Kane's Wrath (both maxed out) when not at home in the chances I rarely get.
  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,816   +651

    Mobile GPUs are OEM orientated. The OEM determine power envelope by whatever BIOS parameters are set to allow for a myriad of CPU and GPU combinations within the same design and power consumption, and/or other features. The 760M is set at a lower clock than the 765M probably to facilitate the lower operating voltage, lower thermal envelope, less expensive heatsinking. Having two distinct models likely means that OEMs have a finer grained control over the required end product.
    It isn't actually any different than what happens in desktop GPUs to a degree. Except for clock frequency what's the difference between a HD 4870 and 4850 ?
  8. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,852   +889

    Yeah, I was thinking that the 760M would only come in handy with notebooks that aim for GPU performance + good battery life. The 765M would probably be more oriented toward only gaming notebooks.
  9. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,450   +619

    "Can it run Crysis though? Looks like we'll have to wait for a definitive answer on that very important question."


    Hahaha, well done author. :D
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  10. Where can I get the notebook with the gtx 780m card ?????????????
  11. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TechSpot Booster Posts: 363   +86

    I've never understood the reasoning behind mobile gaming. A laptop with the 780M will most likely be $3000+ without breaking a sweat (if you went Alienware). For that much money, you could build a desktop with a 4770k, 2x GTX770s, 16gb of ram, a badass case, and a nice monitor.
     
  12. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TechSpot Booster Posts: 363   +86

    According to Forbes, this is the first gaming laptop with the 780M:
    http://www.msi.com/product/nb/GT70-2OD.html
    With that much hardware in there, my guess is $3500. Anyone want to take a guess as to the currently unannounced price?
  13. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,450   +619

    If someone plays a lot of games, can't be 10 mins without their games, and happens to travel a lot... and has a lot of money to blow... a gaming laptop makes sense.
  14. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TechSpot Booster Posts: 363   +86

    My buddy bought one of these with his military disability money because he had a crapload to blow. After he realized it wasn't nearly as fast as my sli 460s (at the time), he sold his gaming laptop and he build a desktop with sli 580s, an i7 2600k, 16gb of ungodly fast ram, and a ton of storage. He build that with the money he got for his laptop along with a few extra bucks. Oh, and his desktop was unbelievably fast compared to a damn gaming laptop. Maybe if I were rich I would understand why people buy stupid things like this.
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  15. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,816   +651

    Strange. Eurocom already has the Panther 5D with a 780M (and SLI) option. Shortly to be joined by a Haswell powered stable mate.
  16. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,450   +619

    It's not entirely stupid. It does have a place and purpose. However for us tech-knowledgeable folk, the cost majorly outweighs any benefits.
    ghasmanjr likes this.
  17. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TechSpot Booster Posts: 363   +86

    $3700 USD...I was close with my guess :p


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