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NVIDIA announces the new GeForce 500M GPU family

NVIDIA announces the new GeForce 500M GPU family

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 6, 2011 at 6:24 pm CST (0 mins, 54 secs time to read)

CES 2011, Las Vegas - NVIDIA have announced their new notebook GPU's in the form of the GeForce 500M GPU range. The new GPU's include the GT 540M, GT 550M and the GT 555M.

NVIDIA announces the new GeForce 500M GPU family |

All of them are promising at least four times the performance of current integrated solutions and two times the DirectX 11 performance of competing GPU's. The 520M and 525M are mainstream parts, with all three GPU's supporting Optimus technology which provides better battery life by switching between integrated GPU and discrete GPU.

"GeForce GT 500M GPUs combined with Optimus technology enable the most versatile laptops ever created," said Rene Haas, general manager of notebook business at NVIDIA. "Pairing a great GPU with a strong CPU delivers Optimized notebook performance for consumers."

Another great feature from the 500M family is the ability to support NVIDIA 3D Vision, PhysX, CUDA and uses the NVIDIA Verde notebook drivers which support NVIDIA 3DTV Play.

The new GPU's will be used in machines from virtually all players in the market such as, Acer, MSI, Alienware, ASUS, Clevo, Dell and many, many more.

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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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