There is more activity on the mobile GPU front following AMD’s launch of the world’s first 40nm graphics processors
. Specifically, Nvidia today unveiled the GeForce GTX 280M and 260M GPUs for enthusiast notebooks and the GeForce GTS 160M and 150M GPUs for high performance notebooks that shoot for a slimmer profile and less power consumption.
Like rival AMD, Nvidia is promising to deliver full HD multimedia and improved performance (close to 50 percent) over their previous mobile offerings without a leap in power consumption. This is accomplished thanks to a refined variant of their G92 graphics core used on the desktop along with higher core, shader, and memory clock frequencies – detailed specs are available here
As one would expect, they support PhysX and CUDA technologies as well as Nvidia’s SLI multi-GPU technology and Hybrid SLI to switch to integrated graphics in battery-saving situations. The new chips will be used in systems coming from Asus, Clevo, and MSI with versions of the machines being shown at CeBIT this week.