Nvidia announces five new Kepler-based GeForce 700M GPUs

By on April 1, 2013, 12:00 PM

Nvidia has expanded its notebook graphics lineup with a handful of new models that should be rolling out in systems from major vendors over the coming weeks and months. All five new parts are members of the Kepler-based GeForce 700M family, which had already consisted of the previously launched 710M and 730M. Those chips are now accompanied by the GeForce GT 720M, 735M, 740M, 745M and 750M.

It's unclear precisely how much of a performance difference the new 700M GPUs bring over the Fermi-based 600M range. Nvidia says the increase is significant, though this seems to be claimed in a broader context of the word performance, particularly including efficiency gains, which bring improvements to battery life, thermal loads and fan noise, as well as enabling thinner, lighter chassis materials.

For whatever it's worth, the company writes that the 700M series can deliver 90fps in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, 65fps in TES V: Skyrim, 66fps in Batman: Arkham City, 48fps in Battlefield 3 and 64fps in Shogun 2: Total War when playing on medium quality settings. Nvidia also offers this graph showing the 700M GPUs performing many times better than the integrated HD 4000 solution in Intel's processors:

Notebooks that ship with a 700M will naturally ship with Nvidia's Optimus graphics switching feature, which toggles between discrete and integrated graphics chips depending on workload intensity. You can also expect other technologies including GPU Boost 2.0, which dynamically adjusts your GPU's clock speed, as well as GeForce Experience, Nvidia's automated game configuration and driver update engine.




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Guest said:

3x better then IGP does not mean playable ... the 750M starts too look better tho .. anything lower is pretty useless IMO ...

Twixtea said:

''For whatever it's worth, the company writes that the 700M series can deliver 90fps in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, 65fps in TES V: Skyrim, 66fps in Batman: Arkham City, 48fps in Battlefield 3 and 64fps in Shogun 2: Total War when playing on medium quality settings.''

Well it doesn't even mention which card and on what resolution, yet it tries to give us exact fps rates like 66, 48 etc.

yRaz yRaz said:

3x better then IGP does not mean playable ... the 750M starts too look better tho .. anything lower is pretty useless IMO ...

actually, integrated graphics has gotten fast enough that it can play most games on low to medium settings. Especially if you consider AMD's apu's. Even Intel's igp has decent gaming performance at this point. Certainly not ideal, but very playable.

soldier1969 soldier1969 said:

Now we just need the desktop versions. GTX 780??

JC713 JC713 said:

Now we just need the desktop versions. GTX 780??

Those are actually gonna be improved. The 700 series is only a revision really, with minor improvements like higher clock speeds, not a full revamp. The desktop cards may get an increased core count to continue to compete with AMD.

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Those are actually gonna be improved. The 700 series is only a revision really

Mostly right at this point in time. The 710M/720M are GF117 (Fermi) parts, whilst the 745M/750M are GK107 (Kepler) parts. The 735M/740M are second generation Kepler (GK 208).

JC713 JC713 said:

Mostly right at this point in time. The 710M/720M are GF117 (Fermi) parts, whilst the 745M/750M are GK107 (Kepler) parts. The 735M/740M are second generation Kepler (GK 208).

Are there any changes between the 650M and 750M then? Also what improvements come from 2nd generation keplar? Other than optimizations. A higher clock speed, core count, etc.?

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Are there any changes between the 650M and 750M then? Also what improvements come from 2nd generation keplar? Other than optimizations. A higher clock speed, core count, etc.?

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JC713 JC713 said:

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Thanks for reminding me about that! I was hoping to read that but forgot about it lol. As I said though, driver and optimus optimizations.

Zeromus said:

Mobile anything with a new series is usually revisioned generation minus 1, but it's almost always a precursor to the desktop cards.

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