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[ITw] Nvidia brings console gaming to ultrabooks with new GPU

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March 22, 2012, 9:06 AM — Nvidia hopes to bring console-style gaming to ultrabooks with its latest GeForce GT 640M graphics processing unit (GPU) for laptops, which was officially announced by the company on Thursday.

Ultrabooks are a new class of thin and light laptops that resemble Apple's MacBook Air, but most models come with integrated graphics processors that can handle only casual games. Nvidia's GT 640M GPU fits into the thin profile of ultrabooks and can handle the most demanding games, said Chris Daniel, product manager at Nvidia.

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post #2 of 17
640M is quite powerful, here is the hoping that 680M will be a total beast !! Nice to see this, though, more options for people that want to game on portable machines.
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Not sure if true.

Still glad i held out on buying a m11x (i need a good semi gaming netbook)
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It's only at 1366 x 768 resolution. Plenty of cards can do ultra at that res.
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It's less powerful than my 5870m....
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It's not going to fit in the current form factors for Ultrabooks... The thickness will definitely need to go up for the chassis to be able to fit and cool a GPU like this, even with the improved power efficiency.
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Updated the OP, check out the list!
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just rebrands like the other models:

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the GeForce GTX 580M and 570M being rebadged as the 675M and 670M;
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5697/nvidias-geforce-600m-series-keplers-and-fermis-and-die-shrinks-oh-my/2
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 3/22/12 at 1:07pm
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:drool:

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It's less powerful than my 5870m....

Brute force isn't everything

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