Well, well, what have we here? In spite of Nvidia's silence on the topic of mobile Fermi derivatives, Eurocom has started listing a GeForce GTX 480M mobile GPU as an option for one of its laptops. The GPU shows up alongside existing AMD and Nvidia products in a configuration drop-down menu for Eurocom's W870CU Cheetah—a 17.3" jumbo laptop with a mobile Core i7 processor and two hard-drive bays.
The folks at Engadget wrote about this discovery this morning, but so far, Eurocom has left the listing intact. We've grabbed a screenshot for posterity, though:
Eurocom talks of a 2GB GDDR5 frame buffer, a 100W power envelope, and a June 2010 launch time frame. If we were the betting kind, we'd put our money on this product being a mobile variant of that GF104 we've been hearing about recently. The rumor mill has described the GF104 as a mid-range part with 256 stream processors and a 256-bit GDDR5 memory interface. Assuming the GF104's silicon isn't as massive as the GF100's, it might just be flexible enough to squeeze into mobile power envelopes.
Nvidia's mobile lineup currently lacks any DirectX 11 products. AMD, by contrast, announced a whole lineup of notebook-bound Mobility Radeon HD 5000-series GPUs back in early January.
|1. GKey13 - $650||2. JohnC - $600||3. davidbowser - $501|
|4. cmpxchg - $500||5. DeadOfKnight - $400||6. danny e. - $375|
|7. the - $360||8. Ryszard - $351||9. rbattle - $350|
|10. Ryu Connor - $350|
|Cooler Master's Mizar mouse reviewed||6|
|Cooler Master's Nepton 240M liquid cooler reviewed||16|
|AMD cuts A-series desktop processor prices||44|
|Get Shorty: Gigabyte intros mini GeForce GTX 970||18|
|Toshiba intros $330 notebook with 360-degree hinge||24|
|''Biggest ever'' iPhone launch drives strong Q4 Apple financials||66|
|IBM-GlobalFoundries deal faces regulatory hurdles||42|
|You can now pre-order Asus' $199 Win8.1 netbook||42|
|Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare needs 6GB of RAM and 55GB of storage||114|