nVidia GeForce 9700M, 9800M Details Surface

You didn't think mobile graphics would be left unimproved after the GTX 200-series launch did you?

It’s only to be expected that having launched the GeForce GTX 260 and GeForce GTX 280 that nVidia would be looking to update its mobile GPUs too. Especially given many previous-generation chips are rather prone to failure. If Notebook Italia’s sources are correct (in our experience thay usually are), those details are now out.

Five new graphics chips look set to roll out, and it looks like there’s a replacement for every card currently on offer in the 8000M-series from the slow to the fast.


The cards line up with specs as follows:


”’9700M GT”’

32 shaders

625MHz core clock

1,550MHz shader clock

128-bit Memory interface

800MHz memory clock


”’9700M GTS”’

48shaders

530MHz core clock

1,325MHz shader clock

256-bit Memory interface

800MHz memory clock


”’9800M GTS”’

64 shaders

600MHz core clock

1,500MHz shader clock

256-bit Memory interface

800MHz memory clock


”’9800M GT”’

96 shaders

500MHz core clock

1,250MHz shader clock

256-bit Memory interface

800MHz memory clock


”’9800M GTX”’

112 shaders

500MHz core clock

1,250MHz shader clock

256-bit Memory interface

800MHz memory clock


Going just by the on-paper performance, the new range look set to the trend of closing the gap between desktop and mobile performance. The 9800M GTX, is pretty much an 8800 GT on a spec-to-spec comparison, although doubtless the thermal constraints of the notebook model are undoubtedly much lower.


nVidia will almost certainly make the GPUs official soon, and the usual suspects will announce systems featuring them in due course.

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