Notebook listing reveals June launch for Nvidia GTX 480M

By on May 3, 2010, 6:10 PM
Well folks, it was only a matter of time before someone amassed the courage to stuff one of Nvidia's smoking hot, power chugging Fermi GPUs into a notebook. Although the company has been quiet about mobile versions of its latest graphics technology, a product page by Eurocom all but confirms that laptop derivatives of Fermi are on the way.

Eurocom lists the GTX 480M as a configuration option for three of its notebooks, the 17.3-inch Cheetah and Panther, as well as the mammoth 18.4-inch Leopard, but it's notably absent from the smaller, 15.6-inch Cougar. While the specs are about what we'd expect to see, including 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM, DX11 support, and a 100W power envelope, we have to wonder if anyone's willing to eat the hefty markup. The GTX 480M adds $380 to the stock GTX 280M or HD 5870.

Eurocom says the GTX 480M won't be available until sometime next month, but the company seems to be accepting orders on systems with the chip selected.

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gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I would have expected them to release it in the fall in anticipation of a cold winter. You can use the laptop in bed for a half hour of gaming, then just slide it next to you to keep you warm all night long.

Guest said:

Wow, I'm just waiting for the class action suit.

Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

"Plaintiff seeks compensation for seared flesh on thighs and other extremities..."

Guest said:

Everybody's just getting trolled by Eurocom, who is obviously offering this unannounced part for the free advertising it's getting them all over the internet.

Besides, their 360M is apparently a DX11 part instead of DX10.1 like everyone elses, and you get $20 off.

Also, 100W for a top end mobile Fermi chip doesn't sound so bad if the earlier nV GPUs on there really do suck 65-75W.

tonylukac said:

@gwailo247 Reminds me of reading about the new macbook pros where the cpu temperature reaches 100 degrees celcius not to say how hot the aluminum case gets. Progress.

whiteandnerdy said:

they should include a free pare of Nomex pants with this purchase just incase

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