Nvidia intros GeForce 8800M mobile graphics chips

The GeForce 8800 lineup hit desktops over a year ago, but until today, Nvidia’s speediest graphics processor for notebooks had been the GeForce 8700M GT, which has a measly 32 stream processors and a 128-bit memory bus. However, the GeForce 8800 has now completed its transition to the mobile arena in the form of new GeForce 8800M GTX and GeForce 8800M GTS graphics processors.

The two new graphics processors have 96 and 64 stream processors, respectively, which they both couple with 500MHz core clock speeds, 1250MHz SP clocks, 800MHz memory clocks, 512MB memory capacities, and 256-bit memory buses. The 256-bit buses together with Nvidia’s mention of an on-chip VP2 video processor suggest the two GPUs are based on a variant of the 65nm G92 graphics processor that launched in the GeForce 8800 GT.

Nvidia says the GeForce 880M GTX and GeForce 8800M GTS will be available soon in new notebooks from companies including Alienware, Eurocom, Gateway, and Sager in North America as well as a handful of other vendors in Europe and Australia. According to Epic Games VP Mark Rein, GeForce 8800M-based notebooks are speedy enough to run Unreal Tournament 3 "fantastically even at HD resolutions of 1920×1200."

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    • swaaye
    • 12 years ago

    omg we apparently have HD resolutions now!!

      • [TR]
      • 12 years ago

      Actually the resolution are the same, but now these new GPUs can “HD-ize” them even further!
      It’s next-gen for the PC. Finally!

      Now the only think those Xbox360’s have on the PC is controller vibration. But we’ll get there! HD keyboard rumble! XD
      And then, motion/position sensing keyboards like the Wii. HD ergonomics, baby!

    • Flandry
    • 12 years ago

    Surely these will only be useful for “desktop replacement” systems that are lugged from one outlet to another. The idle power consumption of Nvidia’s cards has not been getting any better. Witness the review of the new 3850 and 3870 Radeons, which completely demolish the 8800GT in idle power consumption.

    Does the Nvidia “PowerMizer” that they deploy only on mobile chips have the magic mojo of Powerplay, or are they relying on lower clocks and cherry-picked LV chips to pull this off?

    I’ve always admired Nvidia’s engineering prowess, but i’m getting increasingly irritated at their failure to rein in desktop power consumption.

      • Xenolith
      • 12 years ago

      The TDP is at 35 watts for these parts. So yeah, desktop replacement systems. Also means they are destined for MXM-III modules. I don’t think a mobile part based on RV670 would fair much better, however.

      • 1970BossMsutang
      • 12 years ago

      its a damn good lan box with a display built right in 😀

    • ReAp3r-G
    • 12 years ago

    took them long enough, i see its pointless as they might actually introduce another mobile graphics based on the 9 series…i know it might be too fast but who knows, currently nvidia is doing crazy things, revamping here and there and everywhere

    one thing they’re not doing is curing the shortage of 8800GT’s…i’ve already decided on getting one and whadaya know…they’re all out!

      • crazybus
      • 12 years ago

      The hot and hungry G80 never really made a good candidate for mobile application. Keeping one cool enough in a notebook form factor would be an engineering feat.

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