With the arrival of the new NVIDIA notebook GPUs last Thursday, NVIDIA has released comparison benchmark charts, outlining the differences between the old GeForce 500M notebook GPUs and the new 600M series. NVIDIA has also launched a new website version of GeForce.com, NVIDIA’s community site for GeForce gamers and enthusiasts.
When the 600M series was announced, NVIDIA stated that the new lineup excelled in power efficiency, resulting in longer battery life, and in performance, leading to faster graphics frame rates. NVIDIA also states that the 600M series reduces heat, noise output, and allows for even slimmer notebook models, such as ultrabooks. The very first 600M GPU can be found in the new Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 ultrabook, which we reviewed recently.
Yesterday, NVIDIA released an article outlining the differences in frame rates between the mainstream GeForce GT 520M and the GeForce GT 620M; the new GPU reached twice as many frames per second than the old one with the game Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
As far as power efficiency goes, NVIDIA compared the battery life of the Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 and last year’s Alienware M15x. The tests found that the Ultra M3 stayed alive for eight hours with the new GPU inside, whereas the M15x only lasted about three hours.
Now available on GeForce.com are one-click downloads of the latest GPU drivers, including WHQL and beta drivers.
Other website features:
- Easier to use redesigned home page
- Revamped settings pages
- Ability to log into Facebook or Twitter to post comments
- Faster page loading