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.
|Asus Tinker Board gives the Raspberry Pi 3 a run for its money||40|
|Mushkin enters the keyboard market with the Carbon KB-001||30|
|Report: PC gaming hardware market expands to an all-time high||39|
|Asus ROG Maximus IX Formula chills with an EKWB waterblock||3|
|Deals of the week: high-powered graphics cards, monitors, and more||13|
|Eurocom Tornado F5 SE mobile server can eat desktops for lunch||13|
|Microsoft releases Pix DX12 tuning and debugging tool for Windows||22|
|Cryorig's QF140 fans offer a choice of silence or performance||17|
|SteelSeries' Apex M500 keyboard reviewed||14|