On Tuesday, the graphics chip-maker announced the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M, the fastest graphics processing unit (GPU) for notebooks. It is featured now in the Alienware M18x (pictured).
"The best game support. The best gaming features. The best gaming performance available anywhere. That's the essence of the GeForce GTX 580M," said Rene Haas, general manager of notebook products at NVIDIA. "With power like this, you can turn all the knobs to 11."
The Alienware M18x provides the option to use two GeForce GTX 580M GPUs in a single system, using NVIDIA's single link interface (SLI) technology. Also, the soon-to-be-launched Alienware M17x will pack NVIDIA Optimus technology which helps to boost battery life by intelligently tinkering graphics based on use (so a five hour full charge on Facebook, yet 100 frames per second for Call of Duty: Black Ops).
"Gamers aspire to experience games at their highest settings," says Eddy Goyanes, product marketing manager for Alienware.
"Alienware activates the technology designed to enable those aspirations. With the launch of the GeForce GTX 580M on the Alienware M17x, and a dual card option on the M18x, that synergy continues -- Alienware delivers the ultimate gaming experience."
Written by: James Delahunty @ 29 Jun 2011 1:36