Kepler is coming to laptops with Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 680M, bringing unparalleled gaming performance to notebooks.
Nvidia was already wowing the gaming community with its new graphics processors for desktops, leveraging the new Kepler architecture for impressive gains in performance and efficiency, but now gaming laptops are getting in on the action, and reaping the benefits.
Nvidia calls it "the fastest, most advanced gaming notebook GPU ever built", and judging by the phalanx of impressive features offered by the new GPU, that's a safe claim to make.
Offering more than simply speed - though it does offer that - Nvidia has backed up the GeForce 600M Series GPUs with support for Optimus automatic switching, PhysX in-game physics, FXAA and TXAA advanced anti-aliasing, and Adaptive V-sync, a newly developed enhancement technology that reduces image stuttering and tearing for smoother gameplay.
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M boasts some impressive specifications, with a 720-MHz processor clock, 1800MHz of memory, and 115.2 GBps of memory bandwidth. Nvidia SLI technology lets you double the graphics horsepower with two GPUs, while CUDA technology ramps up the performance with a jaw dropping 1344 cores-most notebook GPUs top out around 400.
In addition to gaming prowess, the new Nvidia graphics processors promise to boost performance in other visual computing tasks, like photo manipulation, video playback and editing, and a wide array of entertainment applications. The new GeForce 600M series also includes support for 3D gaming and content thanks to Nvidia's 3D Vision 2 technology and 3DTV Play software.
The GeForce GTX 680M is already set to begin boosting the gaming performance of a myriad of new models from the biggest names in the gaming notebooks, including Alienware, MSI, and boutique vendors such as AVADirect, Maingear, and Origin. More information about the GeForce GTX 680M is available from GeForce.com.