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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M Mobile GPU FAQ

Postby Apoptosis » Tue May 25, 2010 1:13 pm

Q: What are you announcing today?
A: Today we are introducing the GeForce GTX 480M GPU, the world’s fastest notebook GPU. The GeForce GTX 480M was designed from the ground up for DirectX 11. Tessellation is the most important new feature for the DirectX 11 API, and with a dedicated Tessellation engine GeForce GTX 480M GPUs deliver up to 5x more performance than any other GPU, the GeForce GTX 480M is a true tessellation monster for the notebook platform.

Q: What is significant about these new GPUs?
A: First, the GeForce GTX 480M GPU the world’s fastest notebook GPU, so it brings unprecedented levels of performance. Also, DirectX 11 is finally done right for notebooks. Tessellation is the most important new feature for the DirectX 11 API. With a dedicated Tessellation engine for up to 5x more performance than any other GPU, the GeForce GTX 480M is a true tessellation monster for the notebook platform.

Q: Is the GeForce GTX 480M based on the Fermi architecture?
A: Yes, GeForce GTX 480M GPUs are based on the Fermi architecture.

Q: Does this use the same chip as the Desktop GPU, GF100?
A: Yes, GTX 480M uses the same chip as the Desktop GF100 and is customized to fit into the notebook thermal budget.

Q: When will notebooks with GeForce GTX 480M be available?
A: Look for notebooks with GeForce GTX 480M in mid-June.

Q: What process do these GPUs use?
A: GeForce GTX 480M GPUs are manufactured in the TSMC 40nm process.

Q: What design wins are you announcing for the GeForce GTX 480M GPUs?
A: The first notebook PC manufacturer to announce GeForce GTX 480M notebooks is Clevo. All notebook OEMs have evaluated GeForce GTX 480M GPUs, so more design wins are imminent. If a notebook maker wants to build the fastest system possible, they will start with GeForce GTX 480M as its foundation.

Q: What are the specs for the GeForce GTX 480M?
A:
GeForce GTX 480M
CUDA Cores 352
Graphics Clock (MHz) 425
Processor Clock (MHz) 850
Texture Fill Rate (billions/sec) 18.7
Memory Clock (MHZ) 1200
Standard Memory Configuration GDDR5
Memory Interface Width 256 bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 76.8
CUDA gigaflops 897
PhysX capable Yes
OpenCL support Yes
PureVideo HD 1080p Full HD Yes
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder Yes
Full spec Blu-ray decode Yes
DirectX 11 support Yes
DirectCompute Support Yes
OpenGL 2.1 support Yes
OpenGL 3.2 support Yes
Windows Vista, XP and 7 Yes
GDDR5 support Yes
LCD – LVDS support Up to 2048x1536
VGA analog display support Up to 2048x1536
DisplayPort multimode support Up to 2560x1600
HDMI 1.4 support Yes
HDCP content protection Yes
7.1 channelHD audio on HDMI Yes
PCI Express 2.0 support Yes
SLI Ready Yes
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: Do GeForce GTX 480M GPUs support SLI?
A: Yes, GeForce GTX 480M GPUs support SLI for combining the rendering power of two GPUs to take performance to new heights.

Q: Do GeForce GTX 480M GPUs support CUDA?
A: GeForce GTX 480M GPUs support CUDA technology to unlock the power of the GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding tasks such as video transcoding, physics simulation, ray tracing, and more, delivering incredible performance improvements over traditional CPUs.

Q: Do GeForce GTX 480M GPUs support PhysX?
A: Yes, GeForce GTX 480M GPUs support PhysX, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.

Q: Do GeForce GTX 480M GPUs support 3D Vision?
A: Yes, GeForce GTX 480M GPUs support 3D Vision which automatically converts over 400 games to stereoscopic 3D for a a fully immersive 3D experience.

Q: Do GeForce GTX 480M GPUs support 3DTV Play?
A: Yes, GeForce GTX 480M GPUs support 3DTV Play which lets you connect your NVIDIA GeForce GPU-powered PC or notebook to 3DTVs using HDMI 1.4 for the ultimate, high-definition, big-screen, 3D entertainment experience.

Q: What does the NVIDIA notebook line –up look like now?
A:
• GeForce GTX 480M, the world’s fastest notebook GPU in the world
• GeForce GTS 360M, GTS 350M, GTX 260M, GTX 285M for enthusiast users
• GeForce GT 325M, GT 330M, and GT 335M, for performance users
• GeForce 305M and 310M, for mainstream users
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M Mobile GPU FAQ

Postby djpinc19 » Tue May 25, 2010 5:51 pm

Q: Will my notebook catch fire?
A: ...

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Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M Mobile GPU FAQ

Postby DMB2000uk » Wed May 26, 2010 2:21 am

A good one would have been the TDP of the cards.

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Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M Mobile GPU FAQ

Postby DJ Tucker » Wed May 26, 2010 1:57 pm

djpinc19 wrote:Q: Will my notebook catch fire?
A: ...

A: YES Hell YES!
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