Nvidia on Monday introduced a new Kepler-based GPU lineup for the notebook scene, the GeForce 700M series (opens in new tab). It delivers a "trifecta of technologies" including GPU Boost 2.0, Optimus tech, and the GeForce Experience software. OEMs introducing notebooks with the new GPU will include Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba.
"There is an elegant simplicity to Nvidia's GeForce 700M notebook technologies," said Rene Haas, vice president and general manager of the notebook business unit at Nvidia. "You use your notebook how you want, and GeForce makes your experience awesome."
This new GPU series includes the GeForce GT 750M, GeForce GT 745M, and GeForce GT 740M GPUs for the performance segment. The mainstream notebook market will be graced with Nvidia's GeForce GT 735M and GeForce GT 720M GPUs.
The tech accompanying the new GPU series works in the background to save notebook battery life while enhancing performance and the visual experience. GPU Boost 2.0 will automatically adjust the chip's clock speed to maximize graphics performance while Optimus automatically switches the GPU on and off when needed, conserving battery power.
"Unlike any GPU ever created, we’re making it easier to get at all that great performance by bringing it all to you automatically," the company said. "Gone are the days of messing with control panels or game settings to balance performance, quality, and battery life."
Nvidia reports that when graphics are set at Medium detail level, GeForce 700M GPUs can crank out up to 90 frames per second in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, 65 frames per second in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, 66 frames per second in Batman: Arkham City, 48 frames per second in Battlefield 3, and 64 frames per second in Shogun 2: Total War.
The company also explains that the GeForce Experience software, the result of five years of research and development, processes every graphics setting combination and determines which settings maximize image quality while also retaining a smooth, playable framerate with the notebook's hardware and software. It also keeps the system's GeForce drivers up to date.
Nvidia goes into more detail about the new 700M series in a blog posting here, including a few charts that show the performance difference between this series and Intel's HD Graphics 4000 GPU.