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News Nvidia launches GTX 480M: Fermi for laptops

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 27 May 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    GiantStickMan New Member

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    Keen to see how it stacks up against the 5870. I also see Dell/Alienware are now offering 2 x 5870's in Crossfire in the M17x. Seems Nvidia have a bit of catch-up to do!
     
  3. TWeaK

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    Wow Bindi, did you invent a time machine? :p

    Seriously though, if these are anything like the desktop counterparts, they really aren't going to be a good idea. I can see the A&E depts swamped with 3rd degree burns on peoples' funny bits.
     
  4. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    No, my fault, pushed the wrong button in the CMS :S
     
  5. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    I imagine it will be similar to the desktop parts: too hot and drains to much battery but performs really well. TBH laptop GPU's are still sort of an enigma. I haven't came across to many reviews. same with lap top CPU's too. The article on the CULV processors highlighted that
     
  6. D-Cyph3r

    D-Cyph3r Gay for Yunosuke

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    Now where's a picture of a laptop on fire when you need one?




    Oh hai


    [​IMG]
     
  7. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    AKA the power draw will be ridiculously high, I'd bet.
     
  8. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Nvidia 1: Battery Life 0.
     
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    TFSakon New Member

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    Have they totally forgotten that their 400 series flopping i feel of hurt by nVidia
     
  10. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    This sort of false marketing annoys me annoys me. If it's similar to the desktop GTX 465, than call it a 465M. Don't try and make it sound better than it is by calling it a 480M. It's almost false advertising!

    Also with that kind of power draw, I'd be heading for ATi if I was in the market for a new laptop.
     
  11. Nature

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    your skybox HD add is making my netbook lag. And the alienware add before it is clearly contradicted by this article claiming to be the most powerful/fastest laptop available whilst lacking this GPU.

    Whine, whine, whine, I know...
     
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    chumbucket843 New Member

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    it will be fine. note that the clocks are half of the 480. power efficiency will increase by a minimum of 2x.
     
  13. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    Not if it's really inefficient, but you're more than likely correct.

    Also, 0.5 * (say) 150W is still 75W, which sounds like an awful lot for a laptop's graphics card, especially when you consider a new Intel ULV CPU is only 17W.

    Still, if it beats every other laptop's graphics performance, it's still worth considering.
     
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    So you'll be able to play games and get sterilized at the same time? cool.
     
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    Fermi + Laptop =

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  16. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    I would get it, I had to choose between a either a crappy desktop + crappy laptop or decent laptop when I went to Uni so I went with a decent Laptop with a 8600GT battery life has never been good but I use the battery mainly so that I don't have to turn it off when I move between classes/rooms. My laptop running at full draws 90W (empty battery playing games for a couple hours after battery is at ~10% with a 90W adaptor.) So this isn't that bad. Plus I would think they would refine it a bit to further reduce the power draw.
    Also why compare a high end GFX card with a low power slower CPU of course it's going to draw a lot more power.

    In conclusion, battery life is unimportant for these kind of laptops.
     
  17. Kúsař

    Kúsař regular bit-tech reader

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    I hope they don't underrate thermal output this time or there'll be another geforce holocaust...
     
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    "Or is your room simply colder than you'd like?" - accurately pre-empting the comments!

    It'll be OK for a 17" desktop replacement that would normally sit on a desk and never be moved. A large enough chassis might be able to shift enough air across the heatsink, but I'd hate to think what the sound of the cooling fans will be like.
     
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