NVIDIA unveiled its first gaming notebook graphics processing unit (GPU) in its award-winning GeForce 500M Series of notebook GPUs.
The GeForce GTX 560M graphics processor hits the "sweet spot" for gaming notebooks by delivering a no-compromise gaming experience at full 1080p resolution in the hottest new DirectX 11 titles.
The GPS will also be offering GeForce GTX gaming GPUs with NVIDIA Optimus technology. "Optimus technology enables extra-long battery life by automatically switching on and off the GPU so that it runs only when needed. The smart convenience of NVIDIA Optimus technology is designed into over 80% of GeForce 500M Series notebooks and is used by every major notebook OEM."
The GeForce GTX 560M will allow notebooks equipped with the processor access to not only fast performance in playing PC games but will also offer support for Nvidia's Optimus technology for the first time for Nvidia's GeForce GTX series. That should allow even high end notebook PCs to have battery saving features. Alienware, Toshiba and ASUS have already got plans to release notebooks with the new Geforce GTX 560M chip. The thin-and-light GeForce GT 520MX chip replaces the previously released GeForce GT 520M and will be used by notebooks from Asus, MSI and others.
Nvidia also announced plans to release a new and cheaper version of its 3D Vision glasses. These new glasses will be priced at $99. However unlike the more expensive and wireless 3D Vision glasses, the $99 version will be wired with a 10 foot USB 2.0 cable.
[Source: Nvidia Press]