GeForce 6600 goes mobile
The new chips are certainly flying today! NVIDIA's GeForce 6600 GPU is making the transition to the mobile space, following the path already traversed by the other GeForce 6 series GPUs. As you might expect, the GeForce Go 6600 is an NV43 chip with core and memory clock speeds adapted for mobile applications. NVIDIA is touting design wins in a broad range of Centrino laptops based on Intel's new Sonoma platform with PCI Express:
Notebooks combining the graphics muscle of the GeForce Go 6 GPU series and the latest in Intel Centrino Mobile technology (codenamed Sonoma) are available for purchase now from Aopen, Arima, Asus, Clevo, Compal, ECS, FIC, Gericom, Medion, Mitac, MSI, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Twinhead, Uniwill, and Wistron.
Not a bad list. To put this into perspective, ATI has dominated the mobile GPU space for a while, and just last month claimed to have 50 design wins with nearly 30 partners, adding up to 90% of discrete graphics products based on Sonoma. NVIDIA does seem to be making progress with the list of partners announced today.