NVIDIA launches New Notebook GPU – GeForce GTX 680M


NVIDIA has unveiled their new notebook GPU – the GeForce GTX 680M. Hailed as the fastest gaming notebook GPU ever, the GTX 680M will be available in the newly announced Alienware M17x and M18x gaming laptops that are due out in the next couple of weeks. The GTX 680M is also available in the MSI GT70 notebooks we showcased last week. Promising more than just upgraded performance, the new mobile processor’s Optimus technology also extends battery life–a bonus for those who like to game while on the go

For more details on the specs and capabilities of the Geforce GTX 680M GPU, check out the release after the jump.

NVIDIA Brings Its Next-Gen Kepler Architecture to the Top of its GeForce Notebook GPU Lineup

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M GPU Unleashes Unprecedented Game Technology on Alienware M18x and M17x Notebooks

TAIPEI, Taiwan and LOS ANGELES —Computex 2012 and E3 2012—June 5, 2012—NVIDIA today brings its next-generation NVIDIA® Kepler™ graphics architecture to the top of the GeForce notebook GPU lineup, with the launch of the NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 680M.
The fastest, most advanced gaming notebook GPU ever built, the GTX 680M GPU delivers unprecedented performance, incredible power efficiency and the world’s most advanced gaming technology.
“The GeForce GTX 680M is the fastest mobile GPU ever, but it’s more than just a speed king,” said Rene Haas, vice president and general manager of the notebook business unit at NVIDIA. “It also offers an entire arsenal of next-gen gaming technology, along with Optimus technology for extended battery life.”
GeForce 600M Series GPUs are built for superior performance and power efficiency. Only GeForce GPUs offer:

  • Adaptive V-sync – newly developed technology for a smoother gameplay experience
  • Advanced AA modes – for crisper images, including NVIDIA FXAA and new TXAA
  • NVIDIA Optimus™ technology – enabling extra-long battery life by automatically switching on the GPU only when it is needed
  • NVIDIA PhysX® support – for accelerated in-game physics
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision® 2 technology – for bigger, brighter, more comfortable 3D gaming
  • NVIDIA 3DTV Play™ software – for connecting notebooks to 3DTVs for the most immersive gaming experience to be had in a living room
  • High-performance NVIDIA Verde™ notebook drivers – offering day one game support and maximum compatibility
  • NVIDIA SLI® technology – Make the fastest notebook GPU even faster with up to double the gaming performance
  • NVIDIA CUDA® technology support – for high-performance GPU computing applications

Separately, Alienware announced its M17x and M18x gaming laptops will be available with GeForce GTX 680M GPUs in the next couple of weeks.

“The intense focus on performance and technology engineered into the 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M is a perfect match for the Alienware M17x and M18x laptops,” said Frank Azor, Alienware General Manager. “Whether a single graphics card on the 17x or dual GTX 680M’s on the M18x, Alienware owners are going to love having this much power at their fingertips.”
The Alienware M17x will be available with a GeForce GTX 680M GPU and NVIDIA Optimus technology or NVIDIA 3D Vision technology. The Alienware M18x notebook will be available with GeForce GTX 680M GPUs in single or SLI configurations before the end of the month.
The GeForce GTX 680M GPU is also available in MSI GT70 notebooks and gaming notebooks from Clevo channel partners such as Ava Direct, Maingear and Origin.
More information about the GeForce GTX 680M is available from www.GeForce.com. For more NVIDIA news, company and product information, videos, images and other information, please visit the NVIDIA newsroom.


NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Today, its processors power a broad range of products from smartphones to supercomputers. NVIDIA’s mobile processors are used in cell phones, tablets and auto infotainment systems. PC gamers rely on GPUs to enjoy spectacularly immersive worlds. Professionals use them to create 3D graphics and visual effects in movies and to design everything from golf clubs to jumbo jets. And researchers utilize GPUs to advance the frontiers of science with high performance computing. The company has more than 5000 patents issued,
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