Nvidia: GeForce GTX 560M launch approaching

Detailed specifications of upcoming notebooks sporting the high-end Nvidia GPU are already appearing on some online retail stores

After Nvidia first revealed the high-end GeForce GTX 560M at CeBIT 2011 for upcoming MSI and Asus notebooks, certain retail sites have now started listing laptops that sport the new graphics chip.

The Swiss website Topd has listed the upcoming MSI GT780R with the GTX 560M (incorrectly listed as GTS 560M) as being available by late May. In fact, the current expected delivery time as of this writing is 35 days. This date falls in line quite nicely with the upcoming Computex expo in Taiwan, making the release all the more likely.

Besides the known MSI GT780R (17.3-inch i7-2630QM, 1.5GB GTX 560M GPU for €1671 = $2431 USD), another MSI notebook has also been leaked by website ExcaliburPC. The retailer is listing the GT683R with Core i7-2630QM for $1499 USD, although the laptop is currently only available for pre-ordering.

Outside of MSI, Toshiba and Asus should be shipping laptops with the GeForce GTX 560M as well. The official Australian Toshiba site has already listed detailed specs of the upcoming Toshiba Qosmio X770/00X PSBY5A-00X01D. This 17.3-inch notebook will come with an i7-2630QM CPU too, with Full HD and 3D Vision, 750GB HDD, and Blu-Ray, all for a hefty $2699 AUD ($2899 USD). As for the Asus, is listing the G74SX 17FHD for pre-order. This model will offer the usual i7-2630QM, with a Creative Audigy/THX sound card, Blu-Ray burner, and USB 3.0.

The Nvidia GTX 560M is the successor to the high-end GeForce GTX 460M and, thanks to higher clock speeds, will offer superior performance to its predecessors.

Toshiba Qosmio X770
Asus G74SX


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Klaus Hinum/Allen Ngo, 2011-04-23 (Update: 2013-06- 6)
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