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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
  • 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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  • verbalizer
    why do you have the device manager blackened out...?!
    scared to tell the truth.?
    trying to pull a fast one are you, hmmm..
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  • Kaiser_25
    looks great, allthough ill stick with my dual 580s in my desktop on my 990x lol
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  • This thing should be nuclear powered if you want to take it outside
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  • warezme
    the 570 doesn't look that different from the 580
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  • zybch
    Big deal, crysis 2 is a doddle compared to running the original badly coded Crysis.
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  • Diabolix
    I think its awesome, go to LAN'S with a laptop and you can still play everything, but yea the price would be a negative point :)
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  • MxM
    whysobluepandabearGaming 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"
    While I myself do not do gaming on laptop, I can see why people do it. It is not that they want to play it on a park bench, it is because they need laptop, period. There are two ways to go from there, 1) you buy laptop (and you may need good laptop anyway) AND desktop (that includes monitor, by the way) and 2) You pay premium for laptop.

    The first option is not cheaper (though it gives more powerful and more upgradable PC, but not everyone cares) and the first option requires that you have allocated space for PC, and for laptop, which is not always possible for people (like students in dorm). So option 2 is quite often cheaper and more preferable for space constrain reasons.
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