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NVIDIA "refreshes" mobile graphics range - 500M enters the market

NVIDIA 'refreshes' mobile GPU range - 500 series hits

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 5, 2010 at 9:58 pm CST (0 mins, 37 secs time to read)

NVIDIA has obviously not moved past it's renaming schemes. The 580 being a 480 but re-tweaked with 512 shaders and increased clock speeds with slight tweaks to power consumption, but still the same hardware (2 monitor output limitations, etc still apply).

NVIDIA refreshes mobile graphics range - 500M enters the market |

Now the mobile GPU range hits with the 500M range. The 540M chip maintains the same 96 CUDA cores and 128-bit memory interface as the GT 435M but earns it's "next-generation" name by increase clock speeds.

Graphics clock speed is now 672MHz and processor clock speeds set at 1244MHz - while memory clocks sit at 900MHz. Power requirements remain unchanged. China gets the GT 540M immediately from an Acer product where the rest of the world has to wait for the 'new' 540M sometime in the next month.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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