Nvidia launches worlds fastest notebook graphics processing unit – Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M
Nvidia today announced the world’s fastest notebook graphics processing unit (GPU)i, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M. Available now in the Alienware M18x, the new GPU sets new standards in industry leading benchmarks and games. It will also be available soon in the Alienware M17x notebook along with NVIDIA Optimus technology. The first notebook PC to feature the GeForce GTX 580M, the Alienware M18x offers the option of two GeForce GTX 580M GPUs in one system for up to double the gaming performance, using Nvidia SLI technology.
Not to be outdone, the Alienware M17x will offer the GeForce GTX 580M along with Nvidia Optimus technology and will deliver 5 hours of battery life in Facebook, and 100 frames per second performance in Call of Duty: Black Ops. GeForce GTX 580M GPUs are the fastest Microsoft DirectX 11 notebook GPUs on the market, offering up to six times the tessellation performance of any other notebook GPU.ii They are also more efficient, with up to 20 percent better performance per watt than the previous generation.