Notebook listing reveals June launch for Nvidia GTX 480MBy Matthew DeCarlo
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.