Fermi Coming to Laptops in June?
"A system builder has listed the option for a mobile Fermi graphics card on a number of their laptops."
Published: 7th May 2010 | Source: XbitLabs |
When Nvidia released their first Fermi-based GPUs, the GTX 480 and GTX 470, there were some wonderings on whether the power-hungry beast would make its way to the mobile platform. Well now we have some pseudo-confirmation. Canadian system builderEurocom, a company that prides itself on bringing the latest tech to the mobile field with their desktop replacement laptops, has made the first listings with a "GTX Nvidia Fermi" graphics card option.
The option is available for their 17.1" Panther, 17.3" Cheetah, and 18.4" Leopardmobile workstation systems. Currently the listed specs have the card utilizing 2GB GDDR5 RAM and the MXM3.0b interface, with a TDP of 100W. Also shown in the listing is an expected release time of June this year, coming at a premium of $380 over the default GTX 280M or HD5870 Mobility GPUs.
It is unknown at this time whether the chip will be based on the GF100 or GF104 design architectures.