For those of you who own a netbook and feel that it lacks power in the GPU area, then you will be pleased to learn that NVIDIA has announced the GeForce GTX 480M. The new Graphics Processor Unit supports DirectX 11 and also brings Fermi Architecture to Notebooks.
These small laptop devices have always struggled in the graphics department, but the GeForce GTX 480M offers a speed increase of up to 5 times that of other GPUs on the market. In the press release sent to Engadget, it mentions that netbook makers will no longer feel restricted when designing a new model – knowing that there is a GPU on the market that can handle what is thrown at it.
That Fermi Architecture that we mentioned above now means that netbooks installed with the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M will come with almost three times more cores than any previous version. This means that the users will be able to watch videos much faster than ever before.
The first netbook to take advantage of the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M is Clevo. There are no more details as yet – we will keep you informed once we know more.