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Toshiba Satellite WXW with GeForce 8700M GT (Source: Toshiba)
The GeForce 8700M GT joins the GeForce 8M lineup, replacing the GeForce Go 7950GTX as the enthusiast mobile GPU

NVIDIA has launched the latest mobile graphics processor targeting mobile enthusiast segments – the GeForce 8700M GT. The new GeForce 8700M GT is the latest addition to NVIDIA’s GeForce 8M lineup and joins the previously released GeForce 8600M and 8400M model lineup.

The new GeForce 8700M GT replaces the existing GeForce Go 7950 GTX as the top dog of NVIDIA’s notebook lineup. NVIDIA claims 3DMark05 scores of 10,371 with the GeForce 8700M GT on default settings. A comparable GeForce Go 7950 GTX scores 9,395 in 3DMark05. The GeForce 8700M GT is also 27-34% faster than the GeForce Go 7950 GTX in Half Life 2: Lost Coast and Far Cry.

NVIDIA packs the GeForce 8700M GT with 32 stream processors clocked at 1.25 GHz. The overall core clock is 625 MHz and paired with 800 MHz, 1.6 GHz effectively, memory. NVIDIA specifies a maximum 512MB of video memory on GeForce 8700M GT graphics cards. Aside from the clock speeds, the GeForce 8700M GT is identical to the previously released GeForce 8600M-series.

NVIDIA GeForce 8M

GeForce 8400M G GeForce 8400M GT
GeForce 8600M GT
GeForce 8700M GT
Stream Processors
8 16
  32
32
Core clock
400 MHz
450 MHz
475 MHz
625 MHz
Shader clock
800 MHz 900 MHz
950 MHz
1250 MHz
Memory clock
600 MHz 600 MHz
700 MHz
800 MHz
Maximum memory
256MB 512MB
512MB
512MB
Memory interface
64-bit 128-bit128-bit
128-bit
Memory bandwidth (GB/sec)
9.6 19.222.4
25.6
Texture fill rate (billion/sec)
3.2 3.67.6
10

As with the other models in the GeForce 8M lineup, the GeForce 8700M GT features NVIDIA’s second-generation PureVideo HD video processor. The second-generation PureVideo HD video processor handles bistream processing, inverse transform, motion compensation and deblocking tasks in hardware for minimal CPU utilization when decoding high-definition AVC/H.264 video formats.

Expect the GeForce 8700M GT to grace notebooks from the usual NVIDIA partners such as Toshiba, Sager, Eurocom, Evesham, Falcon Northwest, Vigor Gaming, Voodoo PC and others.




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