|NVIDIA launches new range of GeForce 200M notebook GPUs|
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|The new GT200M line-up|
NVIDIA launches new range of GeForce 200M notebook GPUs
Over the past year NVIDIA have had a rough ride from some portions of the critical press, and if you were to compile a list of reasons for this dissatisfaction then the company's over-reliance on their ageing G92 architecture would most likely be planted well and truly towards the top of the tree. Since introducing their GT200 part to the high-end desktop GPU market last year, we've seen no attempts to move this architecture into lower price segments, instead choosing to use (and frequently rename) G92 derivative parts to fill those needs, a stark contrast to AMD's strategy where we've seen a couple of different parts occupying the mainstream desktop price points, most recently with the introduction of the Radeon HD 4770.
The same has been true of NVIDIA's offerings in the notebook market, most frustratingly manifesting itself in the so-called GeForce GTX 280M which, fast as it was, was still the same tired old G92 technology at its core.
Thankfully, at long last, today sees a change to this state of affairs (in the notebook market at least) with the launch of a number of GeForce 200M series GPUs which actually do what they say on the tin - That's right, all of these parts are based upon derivatives of NVIDIA's newest GT200 GPU architecture, complete with some additional unique twists to better match them up to the requirements of this market. So, what are these news parts, and what will they offer notebook users? Let's check them out in the form of this brief preview.