Nvidia has just introduced what it claims is the world's fastest notebook GPU, the GeForce GTX 480M. Described as a "true tessellation monster for the notebook platform," the GTX 480M is Nvidia's mobile verson of Fermi, and judging by the spec sheet, this thing is a beast.
CUDA Cores: 352
Graphics Clockspeed: 425MHz
Processor Clockspeed: 850MHz:
Texture Fill Rate (billions/sec): 18.7
Memory Clockspeed: 1200MHz
At a glance, those clockspeeds look a little concerning, but the end result is 897 gigaflops of computing power, compared to 413 for ATI's flagship mobile GPU. The mobile Fermi part will also come with up to 2GB of GDDR5 memory on a 256-bit memory bus. Other marketing bullets include PhysX, OpenCL, PureVideo HD, Blu-ray decoding, 3D Vision, and support for DirectX 11.
Nvidia says it has partnered with Clevo to introduce the first system based on the GeForce GTX 480M architecture.