New GeForce Go 7950 GTX tops Nvidia's mobile line

— 10:00 AM on October 12, 2006

Nvidia's GeForce Go mobile graphics processor lineup gets a little bigger today with the introduction of a new top-of-the-line model: the GeForce Go 7950 GTX. This new GPU is essentially a speed-bumped version of the GeForce Go 7900 GTX, Nvidia's previous top-of-the-line mobile GPU, which launched nearly six months ago today.

The GeForce Go 7950 GTX has a 575MHz core clock speed, 700MHz (1.4GHz effective) GDDR3 memory, 24 pixel shader processors, eight vertex shader processors, and a 45W power envelope. In other words, this new GPU has the same specifications as the GeForce Go 7900 GTX—including the same power rating—except for a core clock speed that's 75MHz faster. Nothing terribly exciting, but die-hard mobile gamers looking for the latest and greatest gaming notebook may enjoy the speed bump and its apparently insignificant impact on power consumption.

Speaking of gaming notebooks, Nvidia said its launch partners for the GeForce Go 7950 GTX include ABS, Dell, Eurocom, Falcon Northwest, Hypersonic, Rock, Sager, Velocity Micro, Vicious Gaming PC, and Voodoo PC. Nvidia added that the GeForce 7950 GTX is being "hard-launched," so notebooks based on the GPU should be available today.

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