CES 2011: Nvidia launch GeForce GT 500M serie and GTX 485M GPU
In China, laptops with GT 540M graphics are already available for a while. Now, the rest of the world may come to know it, too: Surprise! Nvidia launches the new GT 500M graphics series.
What's new is that is based on the GT119 chip (410M, 520M), which should have some advantages compared to the 400M series. It brings more power and above all new features for consumers. Now, the whole lineup supports DirectX 11, PhysX, and CUDA. The graphics cards can be equipped with up to 1.5GB video memory, either in form of DDR3 or GDDR5 modules.
Detailed information about the GT 540M is, e.g., available in our review of the Asus N53SV notebook with Intel Sandy Bridge CPU and Geforce GT 540M graphics card. Our comparison of laptop graphics cards and the special GPU articles linked in the following table inform about the other graphics cards.
Without attracting a great deal of attention Nvidia also present their new high-end graphics solution, the Geforce GTX 485M and successor of the GTX 480M 'Fermi'. However, it is based on a completely different architecture (fully-fledged GT104 chip) and is rather related to the GTX 470M. A comprehensive review of the GTX 485M is available here at notebookcheck.net.
|Geforce GT 555M||40nm||144||590 MHz||1180 MHz||900 MHz||192bit||DX11|
|Geforce GT 550M||40nm||96||740 MHz||1480 MHz||900 MHz||128bit||DX11|
|Geforce GT 540M||40nm||96||672 MHz||1344 MHz||up to 900 MHz||128bit||DX11|
|Geforce GT 525M||40nm||96||600 MHz||1200 MHz||900 MHz||128bit||DX11|
|Geforce GT 520M||40nm||48||740 MHz||1480 MHz||800 MHz||64bit||DX11|
|Geforce GTX 485M||40nm||384||575||1150||1500||256bit||DX11|