NVIDIA introduces GeForce 300M mobile graphics series

NVIDIA has debuted the first chips in their new GeForce 300M mobile graphics processors for notebooks, but they might not be that different from the 200M series.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor

NVIDIA has debuted the first chips in their new GeForce 300M mobile graphics processors in laptops, but they might not be that different from the 200M series.

The series is broken down into three categories, starting on the high-end:

  • High Performance: GeForce GTS 360M and GTS 350M
  • Performance: GeForce GT 335M, GT 330M, and GT 325M
  • Mainstream: GeForce GT 310M and GT 305M

Previous categories "Enthusiast" and "Value" seem to have been omitted this time around, but maybe they'll pop up in the future.

All ready and optimized to handle Windows 7, the 300M series supports notebooks displaying GPU-accelerated video and image-processing applications that were built with Microsoft DirectCompute API. With the built-in NVIDIA CUDA technology, those applications are supposed to run 20x faster with these new GPUs.

The GTS 360M has already found its way into the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q870 and X505-Q875 laptops, and we'll probably see more as we move from winter to spring.

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