by Brian Choi

Thanks to smaller, more power efficient and high-performance notebook GPUs, the Ultrabook market will never be the same.

Last year at the All Things D conference in Hong Kong, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang  took to the stage and declared that all future notebooks would be like the Macbook Air – but without compromises. Today, we are taking a big step in that direction with the introduction of the NVIDIA GeForce 600M family of notebook GPUs.

GeForce 600M Series GPUs deliver excellent performance per watt, performance per millimeter and overall performance and power efficiency. By any measure, NVIDIA is raising the performance bar for all notebooks – from the thin-and-light Ultrabook segment to ultrapowerful GeForce GTX gaming notebooks.

The full GPU lineup includes:

  • Enthusiast class – GeForce GTX 675M, GeForce GTX 670M, GeForce GTX 660M
  • Performance class – GeForce GT 650M, GeForce GT 640M, GeForce GT 640M LE, GeForce GT 630M
  • Mainstream class – GeForce GT 620M, GeForce 610M

Plus, NVIDIA Optimus technology with GeForce 600M Series GPUs help maximize battery life, making the combination a perfect match to any notebook. Device manufacturers have recognized how complementary these two technologies are, and we expect to outfit the lion’s share of Intel Ivy Bridge notebooks with our new lineup of notebook GPUs.

Many OEMs are already shipping GeForce 600M Series GPUs with Intel Sandy Bridge notebooks – for example, the Acer Aspire M3-581TG Ultrabook features a GeForce GT 640M. Once Intel’s next-generation platform is fully rolled out, you’ll find incredible new notebooks with our GPUs being offered by every major manufacturer, including Acer, Alienware, Asus, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, IBM, Lenovo, MSI, Samsung, Toshiba and newcomer Vizio.

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  • Anonymous

    Exciting future for ultrabooks, how do they compare to to the gtx 460m ?

  • Khalid Galal ElDin

    damn, i just bought mu laptop for a hefty price 2100$ in dec 2011 with the LATEST gtx 470m and  just one month later gtx585m is out and 570 and now 600’s are out !!! i feel really really old T___T
    com’n nVidia you really have to get the kepler that quick ??? let the world live with the old ones a bit(and ENJOY being in the top for a while T___T)
    i hate you T__T

  • Anonymous

    Hi Masterminded,

    The Acer Timeline M3 Ultra is equipped with our GeForce GT 640M dGPU.  While this GPU is in the middle of our stack, it represents a huge uptick in performance and will in fact,  hit the performance range of our GeForce GTX 460M under many, although not all conditions.  GTX class products are outfitted with faster memory so there are some scenarios where the GeForce GTX 460M will maintain the lead, but you can generally expect these two GPU’s to be on par with each other.  

    And when you consider that the 640M can be found in ultraportable designs with long battery life, this is exciting news for everyone!

  • Anonymous

    Hi Khalid,

    As a technology enthusiast, I feel your pain.  Part of the excitement of technology is that things are always getting better, and for us better doesn’t just mean performance but also portability and battery life.  We are constantly working hard to bring you the highest performing notebooks and rest assured that every new generation of GeForce is very best we can deliver.  

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait to get Lenovo Ideapad Y580 with GeForce GTX 660M! 🙂

  • Sagar Rawal

    It is fantastic to see that NVIDIA leaves no market segment untouched when it comes to innovation. 

    I am ecstatic to see Kepler extend to notebooks & ultrabooks on the same day as the desktop release!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Sagar,

    Part of creating an optimized and efficient product is putting dedication and hard work into crafting the right product.  As our CEO Jensen stated, the Ultrabook is not a new category, but the next step in the direction of notebooks and our engineers have been working for years on delivering our best solutions to you.  Co-launching notebook and desktop Kepler at the same time shows that we are committed to delivering the highest performing solutions ranging from beastly gaming desktops to ultraportable notebooks.  

  • Spirulina

    I’m pleased I don’t buy the latest laptops anymore because I would have just missed this and all older technology would have gone down in price. Would love to see how this compares to a decent PC.

  • muhammad amaluddin mahmood

    hi,, want to ask here,, will the gtx 660m in ASUS G55VW provide support for Nvidia Optimus?