Nvidia announces new 700M-series notebook GPUs
Nvidia is expanding its notebook GPU line-up with a bunch of new GPUs in a new series. Dubbed the 700M series, the GPUs supposedly work in the background so that it can keep the notebook’s battery usage low while at the same time giving better performance and better visuals.
The new line-up of Nvidia’s GeForce 700M GPUs includes GeForce GT 750M, GeForce GT 745M and GeForce GT 740M GPUs for the performance segment, as a well as GeForce GT 735M and GeForce GT 720M GPUs for the mainstream segment.
“There is an elegant simplicity to NVIDIA's GeForce 700M notebook technologies,” said Rene Haas, Vice President and General Manager – Notebook Business Unit, NVIDIA. “You use your notebook how you want, and GeForce makes your experience awesome.”
Every leading notebook manufacturer will be introducing notebooks with GPU Boost 2.0 technology, including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba.
The high-end performance-oriented 750M
Here are some of the key features of Nvidia’s new 700M line-up:
The new GPU Boost 2.0 technology, which adjusts GPU clock speed to maximise graphics performance
Nvidia’s Optimus technology, which enables extra-long battery life by switching the GPU on and off so it runs only when needed
The GeForce Experience software, which adjusts in-game settings for the best performance and visual quality specific to a user's notebook and keeps GeForce drivers up to date
Nvidia has been on a spree with launching new GPUs. The company recently launched the GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST. The GPU is based on Nvidia's Kepler architecture, is equipped with 768 Nvidia CUDA cores and is available in 2GB and 1GB variants for Rs 11,999 and Rs 10,499 respectively.
Companies are lining up to sell the GPU, including Zotac and EVGA. Zotac is selling the 2GB variant of the GPU for Rs 11,999, whereas EVGA is selling two variants—the regular Boost for 139 Euro (approx Rs 9,668) and a "Superclocked" variant for 147 Euro (approx Rs 10,224). While the 2GB version is available now from vendors like Asus, EVGA and Zotac, the 1GB version will be available some time this month.
The GTX 650 Ti BOOST boasts up to 40 percent more performance over the original GTX 650 Ti, which was introduced last year. The new GPU includes support for Nvidia’s GPU Boost technology, which dynamically adjusts GPU performance to meet the real-time graphics processing demands of games, and Nvidia’s SLI technology, which allows gamers to use multiple GPUs to “double up” on performance.
With a wider 192-bit memory interface and up to 60 percent more memory bandwidth than the original, the GTX 650 Ti BOOST lets gamers play games at 1080p at high-quality settings with smooth frame delivery and comfortable frame rates for even the most graphically demanding games today, including Crysis 3. And with support for NVIDIA PhysX, the GPU also supports games such as Hawken and PlanetSide 2.