NVIDIA released four new notebook GPUs at CeBIT today; the GeForce GTX 280M, GeForce GTX 260M, GeForce GTS 160M and GeForce GTS 150M. The first two are designed for enthusiast notebooks, while the GTS models are aimed at high-performance, sleek notebooks. The GeForce GTX 280M and 260M are still based on the 55nm G92b by the way, their name is deceiving, there's no GT200 GPU in these mobile parts.
The GeForce GTX 280M has 128 stream processors, 585MHz core, 1463MHz shaders and 1GB GDDR3 memory clocked at 1900MHz, while the 260M has 112 stream processors, 550MHz core, 1375MHz shaders and 1GB GDDR3 clocked at 1900MHz. NVIDIA claims the 280M is 30 percent faster than the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870, while the 260M should outrun the Mobility Radeon HD 4850 by as much as 20 percent.
GeForce GTX 200M and GeForce GTS 100M Series GPUs make playing the latest HD games on a portable platform a reality by delivering blistering frame rates that are up to 50% faster than the previous generation products they are replacing, all without increasing overall power consumption. Using NVIDIA(R) SLI(R) technology, which enables close to double the graphics performance over a single GPU, two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M GPUs can be paired to offer the fastest notebook graphics solution available today. In order to enable a quiet state and to increase battery life, NVIDIA HybridPower(TM) technology can dynamically power down the powerful discreet GPU and transfer graphics operation to the integrated GPU for applications that do not require the high level of graphics horsepower.
GeForce GTX 200M and GeForce GTS 100M Series GPUs feature the NVIDIA CUDA(TM) computing architecture and deliver Graphics Plus(TM) capabilities not found on competing solutions. Only with NVIDIA GPUs can you experience jaw-dropping NVIDIA PhysX(TM) gaming effects and lightning fast video and image processing all accelerated by the GeForce GPU.
Users with notebooks equipped with NVIDIA GPUs have the added flexibility of downloading upgradeable graphics drivers directly from NVIDIA.com so they can immediately take advantage of new features, improved application compatibility, and performance optimizations. NVIDIA is the only GPU manufacturer that offers notebook driver downloads direct to consumers.