NVIDIA’s latest line of graphics processors for notebooks not only promises
improved gaming performance, but also promises to help save power and increase
battery life with better efficiency. The GeForce Mobile line has expanded to
include cards in the 9800M
and 9700M families.
The NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX uses the G92 core and is the top-of-the-line
mobile GPU from NVIDIA. The card has a core frequency of 500MHz and uses 112
shaders each running at 1250MHz. The card is capable of 420 gigaflops and uses
a 256-bit memory interface. The 9800M GTX is capable of operating in SLI mode
The 9800M GT is the next step down and runs on the G94 core. The core
frequency is 500MHz with 96 shaders running at 1250MHz. The GPU is capable of
360 gigaflops. The NVIDIA 9800M GTS also uses the G94 core with a
frequency of 500MHz. The card has 64 shaders running at 600MHz and is capable
of 288 gigaflops.
The 9700M series includes the GeForce 9700M GTS and 9700M GT. The 9700M GTS
uses the G94 core running at 530MHz and features 48 shaders running at 1325MHz.
The GPU is capable of 190.8 gigaflops. The lowest end 9700M GT uses the G96
core at 625Mhz and features 32 shaders running at 1550Mhz. Performance from the
9700M GT is 148.8 gigaflops. All of these mobile GPUs are capable of utilizing
NVIDIA’s Hybrid Power to save battery life.
Defective notebook GPUs in older NVIDIA lines have caused NVIDIA to report lower
earnings than expected recently.