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NVIDIA Announces New Line of Fermi-Based Mobile Chips 54

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from the double-your-solitaire-fps dept.
MojoKid writes "NVIDIA has announced an entire line-up of Fermi-based GeForce GT and GTX 400M mobile GPUs, seven in total, and revealed a number of notebook design wins from major OEMs. Like their desktop-targeted counterparts, the mobile GeForce GT and GTX 400M series GPUs make use of technology from NVIDIA's desktop architecture, which debuted in the GF100 GPU at the heart of the company's flagship GeForce GTX 480. GeForce GT and GTX 400M series GPUs are DirectX 11 compatible and support all of NVIDIA's 'Graphics Plus' features, including PhysX, 3D Vision, CUDA, Verde drivers, 3DTV Play and Optimus dynamic switching technology. The GeForce GTX 470M and GTX 460M are the most powerful of the group and target enthusiasts and gamers, while the GeForce GT 445M, GT 435M, GT 425M, GT 420M and GT 415M target performance-conscious, but more mainstream consumers."
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NVIDIA Announces New Line of Fermi-Based Mobile Chips

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  • Buy a better laptop (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Sycraft-fu (314770) on Friday September 03, 2010 @04:37PM (#33469574)

    Or maybe blow the dust bunnies out.

    Seriously, it should be no problem for a performance laptop to handle intense work. I have an MSI GX640 which has an i5 and a 5850M and it cools itself fine. I can play high end games and life is good. The fan spins up, of course, but the laptop has no failures.

    If yours can't handle its hardware there's one of three things going on:

    1) You upgraded it after the fact to hardware beyond it can handle. Don't do that, read up on the thermal limits and stay in them.

    2) It is full of junk and can't cool properly. Clean it out. In any environment, but particularly in dusty ones, you need to clean your cooling system to keep it working well.

    3) Your laptop is a crap design, get a better one.

    I don't have a great deal of laptop experience, a desktop is my main system, but all the laptops I've had could cool themselves without a problem.

  • by Spatial (1235392) on Friday September 03, 2010 @05:45PM (#33470278)

    Or maybe blow the dust bunnies out.

    Often you have to dismantle the entire laptop to get at the HSF.

    Removable dust filters sure would be nice. Thanks to those my desktop is cleaner on the inside than the outside. Even after 1.5 years of neglect in a dusty room, it was spick and span when I went to work on it a couple of weeks ago.

  • by Decker-Mage (782424) <> on Friday September 03, 2010 @11:06PM (#33472424)
    'Cause the PCMCIA interface spec can't support the data transfer rates required. We'd need a newly engineered solution. Frankly I don't expect the notebook form factor, let alone netbooks, tablets and smartphones to continue in their current form factors. Research in materials science is yielding ever more interesting materials to work with to come up with more desirable form factors. I can somewhat see where it will end up but expect a rapid turnover in approaches for the next decade.

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