NVIDIA GeForce 4xxM released

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  1. Hellhammer Moderator

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    As expected, NVIDIA has released their refreshed mobile GPU lineup. Based on Fermi architecture and supports DirectX 11 for example. Looks like we'll see GF108 based GPU in next gen MBPs, so GT 435M or GT 425M. TDPs are unknown so hard to give accurate guesses.

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_family.html
     
  2. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Not remotely excited until I see benchmarks and TDPs.
     
  3. Some Guy 555 macrumors regular

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    The next mbp better have the gtx 480m or I am not remotely interested.
     
  4. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Dream on, Apple would never put the 480M in a MBP.
     
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    It draws more power than the MagSafe can even provide :rolleyes:
     
  6. Timur macrumors 6502a

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    The combination of C2D + 9600M already draws more peak power than the PSU can provide (which is why it additionally draws from the battery). Apple could provide a better PSU though. :apple:
     
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    C2D + 9600M GT = 35W + 23W = 58W

    Then 12W for 9400M so a total of 70W. 85W is quite realistic as peak power draw, maybe little more than that due display but on the other hand, you can only use either 9400M or 9600M GT (9400M has South- and Northbridge too so it will draw little power even though 9600M GT is in use). TDP is the maximum peak consumption so it won't go over that with default settings.
     
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    I'll let Steve work his magic on our premium paid products.
     
  9. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    There's a report here, including approximate TDPs:

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  10. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    Nvidia is very late. ATI/AMD is likely to come with the ATI/AMD 6870 this year already. So mobile GPU's ATI 6xxxx series could be early next year or at the end of this year. Few leaked benchmarks of the desktops ATI 6870 vs the ATI 5870 show a huge improvement.

    So these Fermi mobile cards are not interesting. The GPU's that are interesting are the 6000 series of ATI which is coming.

    It's probably in time when Sandy Bridge arrives.

    The next gen MBP will be a ATI 6000 series with a Sandy Bridge CPU imo.
     
  11. Some Guy 555 macrumors regular

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    Just look at how many cuda cores you get with the GTX 480M compared with the ones near the 435M... its like 90-100 cores compared to 352... no contest.

    Would be nice to see the 480 used in the next mbp, because for the price of it they can easily afford to put it in there... it would lower profits so they won't.

    There are many pc laptops out there that have the 480M in it for under $1500, heck I've seen a few for under $1000... but I question those ones.
     
  12. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    The entire magsafe adapter can only output 85W at max, thats almost all of your power adapter being used to power a 480M. Not to mention, can you imagine the heat output in that tiny aluminum enclosure? With the 480m the whole system would draw more than 100W+, which is totally unacceptable for a notebook.
     
  13. Timur macrumors 6502a

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    The MBP draws well over 90-100W under full load. This is why you are not allowed to remove the battery (if you do the CPU will be clocked down permanently until the battery is back in).
     

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