Nvidia brings Fermi architecture to notebooks with GTX 480M

By Jos
May 25, 2010
  1. Without much fanfare, Nvidia today announced their first Fermi-based graphics chip intended for notebooks. Described as "DirectX 11 done right," Nvidia claims the new GeForce GTX 480M has a dedicated Tessellation engine that apparently can make this chip as much as five times faster than ATI's Mobility Radeon 5000 series in graphics duties and up to ten times faster encoding video when using technology like CUDA or OpenCL.

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  2. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    Poor laptop, it will melt =P
  3. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    I can see the head lines now!

    "Man's balls fall off from Melting Laptop"

    "Nvidia to blame for rise in Testicular cancer cases"

    "Man sues Nvidia and HP for taking away his man hood"

  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Given how lacklustre existing mobile versions of GTX range are in comparison to Desktop versions I hardly think this is anything to get too excited about. Advanced tessallation capability and DX11 on a cut down feeble mobile graphics card. Woohoo...!
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