Nvidia Introduces Geforce 400M Fermi Graphics Chips

Nvidia has revealed about seven new graphic cards as part of its GeForce 400M series, which amongst other things are designed to enhance internet browsing experience on laptops.

The new Fermi graphics chips, developed to support enhanced browsing speed and images in 3D, have been developed by Nividia using its "switchable graphics Optimus technology" which allows laptops to switch from integrated to discrete graphics depending on the workload.

"The GeForce 400M Series takes the award-winning Fermi architecture across a complete line-up of DirectX 11 GPUs for notebook. Coupled with Optimus technology, 400M Series notebook GPUs deliver great performance for visual computing applications when you need it, and great battery life when you don't." stated general manager of Notebook GPUs, Rene Haas at Nvidia.

The GPU maker claims that the Fermi chips, which are expected to be out ahead of the holiday season, are nearly 40 percent faster and performance oriented than previous versions.

Nvidia has announced notebook makers including Acer, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung and Toshiba as partner companies on-board to use the forthcoming graphic card series on their products.

The most powerful part, the GTX480M has 352 CUDA cores, runs at 850MHz and comes wtih GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.2GHz. Interestingly all the high end parts will be SLI ready and have either 192 or 256bit-wide memory interface.