GeForce 8800 to go mobile, as well
by Cyril Kowaliski — 10:06 AM on November 14, 2007
Nvidia is far from resting on its laurels. Along with the GeForce 8800 GT 256MB, the company is apparently readying a mobile GeForce 8800-series graphics module dubbed the GeForce 8800M GTX. Nvidia itself hasn't announced anything just yet, but according to a report by NotebookReview, famed gaming PC maker Alienware prematurely unveiled the product together with two upcoming notebooks—the Area-51 M15x and Area-51 M17x.
The slip-up has since been corrected, but the guys at NotebookReview have captured screenshots of the notebook listings, which revealed detailed specifications for the upcoming 8800M GTX. Judging by those screenshots, the 8800M GTX will have 96 stream processors, a 500MHz core clock speed, a 1250MHz shader clock, and 512MB of memory clocked at 800MHz and pushing data through a 256-bit bus. The 256-bit memory bus strongly suggests the 8800M GTX's graphics processor is based on the same G92 chip that powers the existing GeForce 8800 GT. However, the mobile flavor will evidently have fewer stream processors and lower clock speeds than its desktop cousin.