Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M takes the Fastest Laptop GPU Crown

By on July 3, 2011
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Alienware first to offer it, also available in SLI.

Gamers of the world, rejoice! Hardcore mobile gaming fans have a powerful new graphics option on the block in the form of the GeForce GTX 580M. Crowned the world’s fastest notebook GPU and capable of playing the latest games at 1080p in 3D, the new GPU can be found powering the new Alienware M18x and will soon be featured in the Alienware M17x.

The card has 384 CUDA cores with a processor clocked at 1240MHz and up to 2GB GDDR5 memory clocked at 1500MHz. Nvidia says that Alienware M17x equipped with GTX 580M using NVIDIA Optimus technology can deliver up to 100fps in Call of Duty: Black Ops and up to 5 hours of battery life while internet browsing, while the Alienware M18x offers the option of doubling gaming performance by having two SLI-paired GTX 580M GPUs on board.

Running on PCI-E 2.0 bus, the GTX 580M is DirectX 11-enabled and supports many NVIDIA’s technologies such as:

  • NVIDIA 3D Vision technology
  • NVIDIA 3DTV Play software -
  • NVIDIA SLI
  • NVIDIA PhysX engine
  • NVIDIA Optimus
  • NVIDIA CUDA architecture

Its sure to cost an arm and a leg. Don’t say we didn’t tell you!


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