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New mobile NVIDIA GPUs support Hybrid Power

While the common computer and business user has started migrating largely to notebook computers from desktops, the PC gamer is still holding mainly to the desktop PC because of its upgradability and more powerful graphics and CPUs. However, NVIDIA is working on its mobile graphics offerings for gamers looking for notebooks that can play the latest video games.

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 as well.

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.

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Ah, the NVIDIA codename fun
By psychobriggsy on 7/21/2008 1:24:16 PM , Rating: 3
Some of the details look a bit wrong (e.g., the 600MHz shader cores with 1/4 fewer cores having only a bit less GFLOPs that the 1250MHz shader cores.

And there's a bundle of options aren't there! All with confusing names and differing specifications, although the end result in terms of computation power seems to scale reasonably well.

What's wrong with 9500M, 9600M, 9700M, 9800M and 9900M?

RE: Ah, the NVIDIA codename fun
By Lonyo on 7/21/2008 2:46:26 PM , Rating: 2
Or 9870/9850/9850 and 9760/9740?

RE: Ah, the NVIDIA codename fun
By Clauzii on 7/21/2008 6:09:01 PM , Rating: 2
I want my next graphics card named "Octane 102" :)

Of course that's not going to happen, but I wonder if we are going to see ATI 5xxx and 6xxx series. And where will nVidia go? 9966 GTX-TX-2102?

Or is it just a race of getting at 10000 first?

... Again??

RE: Ah, the NVIDIA codename fun
By Chocobollz on 7/22/2008 12:55:04 PM , Rating: 2
Well, me myself want to have a graphic cards that were named something like "ATI Radeon XXX870 XTX KO+OK Extreme Beach Volleyball Uncensored"! Is it too much? :-} Anyway, sorry for the ATI parts, that's because I'm an ATI fans :-}

RE: Ah, the NVIDIA codename fun
By carage on 7/22/2008 10:59:57 AM , Rating: 2
Well, technically 9500M doesn't belong in the same generation as it is really a rebadged 8600M.
Unfortunately I learned that AFTER I bought my new laptop.

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