NVIDIA recently released its new GeForce GTX 480M mobile GPU, claiming it to be the fastest mobile GPU to date. Now there is proof to back it up.
The GeForce GTX 480M has proven to be the fastest mobile GPU to date, making it the perfect addition to gaming laptops. Though incredibly fast, it still draws less power than the nearest NVIDIA desktop equivalent.
Using the Futuremark PCMark Vantage Benchmark, which creates gaming, image and movie editing, music compression, and many more usage scenarios, HotHardware compared three similarly-equipped laptops. The Clevo D900 used the GeForce GTX 480M, the Eurocom M98NU Xcaliber used two GeForce GTX 280Ms, and the Asus G73JH-A1 used the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870. Here is the benchmark chart showing performance:
Clearly, the Clevo D900, equipped with the GeForce GTX 480M, outperformed its similarly equipped counterparts. Many other tests, including Far Cry 2 and H.A.W.X game tests, can be found at HotHardware.
As expected, being the fastest mobile GPU has its disadvantages, especially when looking at Battery Life. When compared to other laptops with similar specs, the Clevo D900F with the GeForce GTX 480M consumed more battery life than its counterparts.
If you are looking for a desktop replacement laptop, and don’t mind the desktop-like power consumption that comes with it, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M is the fastest GPU option you can get. Visit HotHardware for more information on the GeForce GTX 480M GPU.