Nvidia launches fastest GPU yet
Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M is available in the Alienware M18x
Nvidia has launched its fastest notebook graphics processing unit (GPU), the Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M, which is available now in the Alienware M18x.
The GPU will be available soon in the Alienware M17x notebook along with Nvidia Optimus technology.
"The best game support. The best gaming features. The best gaming performance available anywhere. That's the essence of the GeForce GTX 580M," said Rene Haas general manager of notebook products at Nvidia. "With power like this, you can turn all the knobs to 11."
The Alienware M18x offers the option of two GeForce GTX 580M GPUs in one system, designed to double gaming performance using Nvidia SLI technology.
The Alienware M17x will offer the GeForce GTX 580M with Nvidia Optimus technology and is designed to deliver five hours of battery life in Facebook, and 100 frames per second performance in Call of Duty: Black Ops.
"Gamers aspire to experience games at their highest settings," said Eddy Goyanes, product marketing manager for Alienware. "Alienware activates the technology designed to enable those aspirations. With the launch of the GeForce GTX 580M on the Alienware M17x, and a dual card option on the M18x, that synergy continues - Alienware delivers the ultimate gaming experience."
According to Nvidia, GeForce GTX 580M GPUs are the fastest Microsoft DirectX 11 notebook GPUs on the market, offering up to six times the tessellation performance of any other notebook GPU.
They are also designed to be more efficient, with up to 20% better performance per watt than the previous generation.
Nvidia has also introduced the Nvidia GeForce GTX 570M GPU, which can offer 20% faster performance than the previous generation product it replaces.
The GeForce GTX GPUs are designed to allow gamers to play at full 1080p high definition resolutions.
The GPUs also feature support for Nvidia 3D Vision technology, which can automatically convert over 525 titles into immersive 3D; support for Nvidia 3DTV Play software, for connecting 3D Vision based notebooks to 3D TVs; Nvidia SLI technology, which can link two GTX GPU's for up to double your gaming performance and Nvidia Optimus technology, designed to enable extra-long battery life by automatically switching on and off the GPU so that it runs only when needed.
The new GPUs include Nvidia PhysX engine support, Nvidia CUDA architecture support, for GPU computing applications and Nvidia Verde notebook drivers.