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Nvidia Announces 480M Fermi GPU for Notebooks

Earlier this year, Nvidia unleashed its DirectX 11 offerings on the desktop world with the GeForce GTX 480 and 470. Now the company is spreading the Fermi technology to the mobile segment.

Today Nvidia officially announced the GeForce GTX 480M, which it touts as the world's fastest notebook GPU and "DirectX 11 done right" with hardware tessellation support.

"GeForce GTX 480M delivers nearly three times more Nvidia CUDA cores over previous generation Notebook GPUs, which means users get unbelievably fast video transcoding, upscaling from standard definition to high definition and real-time movie clean-up with the click of a button," Nvidia's Matt Wuebbling wrote in a blog post.

GPU Engine Specs:

CUDA Cores352
Processor Clock (MHz)850 MHz
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec)18.7

Memory Specs:

Memory Clock (MHz)1200
Memory Interface Width256-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)76.8

Feature Support:

NVIDIA SLI®-ready*2-Way
NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready
NVIDIA PureVideo® Technology**HD
NVIDIA PhysX™-ready
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology
Microsoft DirectX11
Bus SupportPCI-E 2.0
Certified for Windows 7

Display Support:

Maximum Digital Resolution2560x1600
Maximum VGA Resolution2048x1536
Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.