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Nvidia Intros New GPUs for Over 100 Secret OEMs

Nvidia this week announced five new additions to its mobile GPU family that boast up to twice the speed with only half the idle power draw as the previous generation of chips.

The new chips are all a part of the 200M series (G210M, GT 230M, GT 240M, GTS 250M, GTS 260M) and are based on the still-current G200 architecture and built on the 40-nm process.

According to Nvidia, the GTS 260M and 250M GPUs are for enthusiast notebooks; GT 240M and 230M GPUs are for performance notebooks; and GeForce G210M is for mainstream notebooks.

The new additions to the 200M series also mark two firsts for Nvidia: full DirectX 10.1 compliance and use of DDR5 memory.

The GTX 280M and GTX 260M, even though based on 55-nm G92 designs, will continue to occupy Nvidia’s top-end offerings.

Nvidia claims that the GTS 260M with its 1 GB of DDR5 memory running at 3,600 MHz on a 128-bit interface is nearly as fast as the GTX260M, which makes it a compelling alternative given the power savings and the added battery life that comes along with it.

Nvidia said that it has over 100 notebook design wins “in the bag” but can’t disclose any of them due to NDA commitments. We'll just have to wait and see who will be first out the gate with one of the new chips.

  • jerreece
    Of course, folks will subliminally think the GTS260M is just as fast as the GTX 260 (Core 216) because of nVidia's confusing naming schemes. Let alone, the presence of a GTX260M. Geeez.
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  • ricardok
    Did nVidia fixed the heat problem? Or they are still giving out faulty chipsets? If the answer is no, than I'll stick to ATI on my notebooks and nVidia on desktop.. :)
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  • apache_lives
    RicardoKDid nVidia fixed the heat problem? Or they are still giving out faulty chipsets? If the answer is no, than I'll stick to ATI on my notebooks and nVidia on desktop..
    Issues still exist on for laptops AND DESKTOPS with nvidia - i still end up sending batches of 9800GTX+'s away and still see 8600's and 8400's being replaced by the boxload - ill pass thanks nvidia, ATi for my next choice.
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  • dingumf
    I wish Nvidia or ATI would think about this shrinking die thing ahead of time instead of saving it for the mobile chips.

    That way they'll possibly delay the release of chips but I'll have a chip idling 10-20 degrees less.
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  • aspireonelover
    I'm pretty sure that they won't have that same GPU problem... again

    I'm pretty sure that they won't make the same mistakes again. After Jen-Hsun's bad choice of using the lead balls, then hiding the flaw away from consumers, I'm pretty sure that he has learned a lesson.
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  • IronRyan21
    It would be nice to see some of these in a macbook pro!
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  • magicandy
    IronRyan21It would be nice to see some of these in a macbook pro!
    Get out.
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  • GT240m seems interesting with it's 1GB GDDR5 memory!

    Would love to see how the G210m performs against ATI and Intel variants!
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  • alextheblue
    Hmm, small GPUs and using a 128-bit bus with GDDR5? Where have I heard that before...
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  • gogogojason
    Where have you heard that alextheblue??
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