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Found this over at TechReport

New NVIDIA GPU's to look forward to in Mainstream lappies

The GeForce 200M series just got a whole lot bigger. Nvidia has announced five new mainstream entrants to the mobile GPU lineup, all of which pack a brand-new 40nm graphics processor with DirectX 10.1 support.

Unlike the GeForce GTX 280M and 260M, which feature a tweaked 55nm G92 GPU, these latest mobile offerings are derived from the same architecture as the GT200 GPU seen in desktop GeForce GTX 200 cards. Nvidia has gone a few steps further, moving to a state-of-the-art 40nm process, adding DirectX 10.1 and GDDR5 memory support (both firsts for GeForce products), and making "adjustments in the micro-architecture to improve battery life and overall graphics performance compared to the previous generation."

If you were expecting a super-high-end 40nm behemoth, though, think again. The fastest of Nvidia's new mobile offerings only has 96 stream processors?a far cry from the GT200's 240 SPs. Here's how specs break down across the five newcomers:

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it doesn't seem to be much of an improvment in performances terms. But concerning consumption and heat, that sounds pretty good.

GeForce GTS 250M has only a 28W TDP, that's crazy when you know that this gpu is meant to be superior than the GTS 160M which has a 60W TDP. (if i'm right).

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We have to wait and see how they actually perform, they probably also used some power saving instructions that might hurt performance in order to reach that small TDP. After all, these cards are direct descendent of the good old 96 SP core -> the old desktop 8800 GTS/ 8800M GTX cards. The 8800M GTX was 65W TDP on the 65nm tech. Anyway, we just have to wait and see. But I think you could easily hit 8000 3dmark06 with the GTS 250M :) but I don't think they will come close to the 160M, probably the 260M GTS will come close or be even better. Also being made on 40nm, these cards should be really cheap.

Nvidia already said that these cards have been included in more than 100 future notebook designs so this probably means, cheap notebook gaming power for everyone :) .But

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