Nvidia Launches GTX 580M – “Fastest. Notebook GPU. Ever.”

Nvidia has just announced the new GeForce GTX 580M which is, according to company reps, the “Fastest. Notebook GPU. Ever.” For those who can’t wait to frag in high FPS glory, you can order the Alienware M18X with the Nvidia GTX580M GPU, or opt for ultimate in power and pack two GeForce GTX 580M GPUs with the optional SLI mode to really bring the pain.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Performance FPS Benchmark

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Performance FPS Benchmark

The new Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M GPU delivers a host of great gaming features that will necessitate a keyboard drool cleanup after reading what Nvidia has packed into the latest high-end gaming GPUs. The GeForce GTX 580M GPU brings up to 384 Cuda Cores and up to 2GB GDDR5 RAM to the party in order to deliver a 30% FPS boost over the competition.

“The best game support. The best gaming features. The best gaming performance available anywhere. That’s the essence of the GeForce GTX 580M,” said Rene Haas general manager of notebook products at NVIDIA in a press release announcing the new GPUs, adding, “With power like this, you can turn all the knobs to 11.”

Nvidia GTX 580M Crysis 2 Demo with Ultra Settings

Be sure to crank the resolution up to 1080P if you want to see the details.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M Features

  • 3D Vision – Access to 525 3DTV ready titles
  • Nvidia Optimus – Automatically switch between GPUs – “5 hours on Facebook, 100FPS in COD:Black Ops”
  • DirectX11 – Direct X 11 support.
  • PhysX – More detailed and realistic gameplay through physics.
  • SLI – Double down with SLI configurations for 2x Scaling.
  • Enhanced Tessellation – See greater detail in-game.
  • Verde Drivers – Optimized, often updated drivers.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M Tessellation

Example of Tessellation with the GeForce GTX 580M

Nvidia GTX 580M Equipped Notebooks

  • Alienware M18X – optional SLI
  • Alienware M17X – with Optimus
  • Clevo P170HM3 – with Nvidia 3D Vision
  • Clevo P270WM – with Nvidia 3D Vision, optional SLI

GeForce GTX 570M Announced

In addition the flagship GTX 580M GPU, Nvidia has also announced the Nvidia GTX 570M GPU which delivers a 20% boost in performance compared to previous generations thanks to the availability of up to 336 Cores, and either 1.5GB or 3GB of GDDR5 RAM. The first notebook to sport the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 570M GPU will be the MSI GT780R.

Availability of GTX 580M & GTX 570M Equipped Notebooks

The Alienware M18X is available starting today with the new NVIDIA Geforce GTX 580M with shipments starting in about a week. The Clevo models have no announced pricing or availability. The Alienware M17X will soon be available for order with the GTX 580M GPU, but no specific date has been given.

The MSI GT780R with the new GeForce GT570M is available starting today worldwide.

Additional announcements are expected in the coming days regarding increased availability and pricing of systems.

MSI GTX 580M GTX 570M Specs

GeForce GTX 580M GeForce GTX 570M
Process 40nm 40nm
Processor Cores Up to 384 Up to 336
Features PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play, Optimus, SLI PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play, Optimus, SLI
Processor Clock Up to 1240 Up to 1150
Memory Clock Up to 1500 Up to 1500
Memory Up to 2GB GDDR5 Up to 1.5GB or 3GB
Memory Width Up to 256-bit Up to 192-bit
DirectX version DX11 DX11
Memory Type GDDR5 GDDR5

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