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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).

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 570MGeForce GTX 580M
Processor coresUp to 336Up to 384
Support forPhysX, Verde drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play, Optimus, SLI, DirectX11PhysX, Verde drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play, Optimus, SLI, DirectX11
Processor clock speedUp to 1150MHzUp to 1240MHz
Memory clock speedUp to 1500MHzUp to 1500MHz
MemoryUp to 1.5GB or 3GBUp to 2GB GDDR5
Memory widthUp to 192-bitUp to 256-bit
Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5