New mobile GeForces could be out in March

Some new mobile hotness may be on the way from Nvidia. The folks at LaptopMedia claim to have it on good authority that GeForce GTX 960M and 950M GPUs will launch in mid-March. A GeForce GTX 940M will also be out in "the following months," the site says.

There's no word yet on specifications for any of those parts. However, LaptopMedia managed to get wind of some performance numbers. Apparently, the 960M and 950M will each be 20% faster than their predecessors, the GeForce GTX 860M and 850M.

Those current-gen parts came out last March. They're powered by the Maxwell-based GM107 silicon, although some variants of the GTX 860M feature the older, Kepler-based GK104, instead.

Knowing Nvidia, there's a fair chance the new arrivals will be based on the same GM107 chip as their predecessors, but with higher GPU and memory clocks. Nvidia could use the GM206 silicon that debuted in the new GeForce GTX 960 last month, but that chip has a substantially larger die than the GM107, at 227 mm² vs. 148 mm². Unless the company also has a GM207 in the pipeline, a rebrand and speed boost seems more likely.

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