Feeds

Nvidia ships mobile GeForce 6800

Shader Model 3.0 support for notebooks

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Nvidia today introduced its latest mobile graphics chip - the first GeForce 6-class notebook-oriented GPU.

The GeForce Go 6800 provides fill DirectX 9 acceleration - including Shader Model 3.0. The chip supports DDR graphics memory clocked at up to 300MHz, Nvidia said, and DDR 2 or G-DDR 3 SDRAM at 600MHz, all across a 256-bit memory interface.

Nvidia claims the Go 6800 has a fill-rate of 3.6bn texels per second and can process 100m vertices a second - just over half and one-sixth, respectively, of the figures the company quotes for the desktop 6800.

Alongside its 3D capacilities, the Go 6800 sports PureVideo, an on-chip video processing system the provides MPEG and Windows Media 9 Hi-Def. video decoding acceleration. It will also hasten encoding MPEG HD content.

The GeForce Go 6800 is available now for consumers in notebooks from Sager, Alienware, Falcon Northwest, Voodoo PC, Prostar and MV, Nvidia said. Other manufacturers are expected to announce GeForce Go 6800 based notebooks shortly, it added. ®

Related stories

ATI unveils integrated, discrete Radeon Xpress chipsets
Nvidia beats Street with Q3 sales hike
ATI trounces Nvidia in desktop, mobile, integrated markets
3D patent suit extended to Dell, HP, IBM, Sony, others
Nvidia accused of patent violation
Nvidia details nForce 4

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?