Nvidia's New Graphics Card Combines Power With Versatility

Nvidia has released the GTX 560M graphic processing unit for laptops, which comes with new graphics switching technology and 1080p support.

According to the company, the new GPU comes with the Optimus graphic switching technology that will switch the laptop to the built-in Intel graphics card when users are not playing hardcore games or performing other graphics-intensive tasks. This functionality allows the laptop to run longer on a single charge.

The GTX 560M has been designed to support large screened gaming laptops and is capable of handling the HD and 3D graphic requirement of games like Duke Nukem Forever, Crysis 2 and Age of Conan.

“The GeForce GTX 560M and NVIDIA Optimus mean gamers get 50 frames per second in Duke Nukem Forever and five hours of battery life in Microsoft Office," said Rene Haas, general manager of notebook products at NVIDIA in a MarketWire press release. "That's real power and real portability.

The GPU comes with a 1,550MHz processor clock, a 775MHz graphics clock and 192 CUDA Cores. Nvidia claims that processor is designed to give more per-watt performance than the GTX 540M.

The company said that the new processor will feature in upcoming gaming laptops from the likes of Asus, Alienware, Clevo, Toshiba, MSI, and Samsung.