Nvidia launched on Tuesday its new GeForce GTX 970M and 980M GPUs. The latter chip comes packed with 1536 CUDA cores, a GPU clock of 1038 MHz + Boost, a memory clock of 2500 MHz and 8 GB of GDDR5 memory. The 970M isn’t quite as spunky, with 1280 CUDA cores, a GPU base clock of 924 MHz + Boost, a memory clock of 2500 MHz and 6 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. It’s definitely a good day for mobile gamers.
With those tasty specs in mind, here's a roundup of vendors who are providing products packing the new GPUs:
This company announced on Tuesday that its super-slim Fangbook Edge will include Nvidia’s GTX 970M mobile GPU. Other ingredients include Intel’s Core i7-4870HQ processor with Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200, three USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader, HDMI out, mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt 2 port, MiraCast wireless display tech and more. This notebook is offered in two flavors: the Edge 1080P and the EDGE 4K with 3840 x 2160 resolution.
Digital Storm said it’s adding the GeForce GTX 900M, 970M and 980M graphics to its line of gaming laptops. The company will offer both 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch models as well as a wide range of configurations. They will also come packed with Nvidia’s Battery Boost technology, and the GeForce Experience app, which allows owners to optimize games with a simple click and capture gameplay with video up to 4K.
Eurocom said that it’s adding GeForce GTX 980M and 970M graphics to its lineup of high performance laptops. Customers can choose to have the new GTX 980M in a single or SLI configuration and pack the laptop with Intel Core i7 Extreme processors, up to 32 GB of DDR3-1600 memory, and high-capacity storage. These laptops are fully upgradable and custom-built, so there’s no "settling" for hardware you don’t want.
The company’s new NOMAD 17 custom gaming laptop includes options for the GTX 970M and 980M series of GPUs. Other features include the latest Intel Core i7 processors, up to 32 GB of DDR3-1600 MHz memory and a huge number of hard drive and SSD options. There’s also Wireless AC and Bluetooth connectivity, a Full HD 17.3-inch anti-reflective display, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output and more.
MSI has crammed the new GTX 900M GPUs into the GS70 Stealth Pro, the GS60 Ghost Pro, the GT72 Dominator, the GT70 Dominator and the GT60 Dominator gaming laptops. The machines will also include Intel Core i7 Haswell processors, Killer E2200 Game Networking, Sound Blaster Cinema, 4K HDMI output and more. MSI is also offering a special edition of the GS70 Stealth Pro in Crimson Red. The starting price is $1,599.99.
Florida-based Origin PC is making Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 990M an option for its EON15-S, EON17-S, EON17-SLX and EVO15-S high-performance laptops. Also coming soon is a thin-and-light version of the Origin PC EVO15-S, packing Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 970M and a 4K-ready display for high-definition gaming on the go. Pricing starts at $1,523.
Xotic PC plans to resell 32 laptops with the new 900M GPU inside. These include three from Asus (980M), four from Gigabyte (970M), eight from Sager (970M 6 GB, 980M 8 GB and SLI 980M 8 GB), and seventeen from MSI (7 GT72 models and 4 GS70 Stealth models).