Nvidia Boasts New Laptop GPU With DX11 Crysis 2

Nvidia now stakes claim to the title of the world's fastest notebook graphics processing unit with the GeForce GTX 580M. How fast are they? In SLI, they're fast enough to play Crysis 2 at max settings in 1080p with DirectX 11 effects and high-resolution textures on (check out the video below for proof of that).

GeForce GTX 580M Crysis 2 SLI

The first notebook PC to feature the GeForce GTX 580M is the Alienware M18x with the option to go SLI. The Alienware M17x will offer a bit more flexibility with the GeForce GTX 580M along with Nvidia Optimus technology and will deliver 5 hours of battery life when using the integrated graphics instead of the discrete GPU.

Nvidia also introduced the GeForce GTX 570M GPU, which offers 20 percent faster performance than the previous generation product it replaces.

See the full specs below:


GeForce GTX 570M GeForce GTX 580M



Processor cores Up to 336 Up to 384
Support for PhysX, Verde drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play, Optimus, SLI, DirectX11 PhysX, Verde drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play, Optimus, SLI, DirectX11
Processor clock speed Up to 1150MHz Up to 1240MHz
Memory clock speed Up to 1500MHz Up to 1500MHz
Memory Up to 1.5GB or 3GB Up to 2GB GDDR5
Memory width Up to 192-bit Up to 256-bit
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5

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  • fball922
    I just got one and the battery life is
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  • whysobluepandabear
    Gaming on laptops STILL doesn't make any logical sense. You're paying a big ass premium, just to be tied to a wall outlet.

    What, do you think one day you'll decide "Hey, It's a beautiful, sunny day outside! I think I'll go to the park and play some Crysis on a park bench"
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  • smeker
    Who wants to play Crysis on a fckin laptop?!
    Waste of money!
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  • fball922
    I just got one and the battery life is
    33
  • whysobluepandabear
    Gaming on laptops STILL doesn't make any logical sense. You're paying a big ass premium, just to be tied to a wall outlet.

    What, do you think one day you'll decide "Hey, It's a beautiful, sunny day outside! I think I'll go to the park and play some Crysis on a park bench"
    23
  • smeker
    Who wants to play Crysis on a fckin laptop?!
    Waste of money!
    20