It didn't take long for boutique system builder AVADirect to start offering Nvidia's new flagship mobile GPU -- GeForce GTX 580M -- to select notebooks earmarked for gamers, including the 15.6-inch Clevo P150HM, 17.3-inch P170HM, and 17.3-inch X7200. AVADirect points out that since the GTX 580M is based off of the same MXM module as the previous 400M series, virtually any notebook that supported the last generation of mobile GPUs can be easily upgraded to Nvidia's new top-flight chip.
The GTX 580M AVADirect is using hasn't been altered from the reference design, meaning it sports 384 CUDA cores, a 1240MHz GPU clockspeed, 1500MHz memory clockspeed, and 2GB of GDDR5 memory on a 256-bit bus.
If your pockets run deep, AVADirect's Clevo X7200 can be configured with two GTX 580M GPUs in SLI. Playing the part of Monty Moneybags, we configured an X7200 machine with an Intel Core i7 990X Extreme processor, 12GB of DDR3-1333 memory, two GeForce GTX 580M GPUs in SLI, two 480GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSDs in a RAID 0 configuration, Blu-ray burner, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit for a cool $8,681.40. That's like putting a full nelson on your wallet, and if you don't have quite that much to play with, pricing for a Clevo machine with a 580M chip starts at around $2,000.