Since just about enough time has passed since the official debut of NVIDIA’s GeForce 500 series, we were sort of expecting the launch of the mobile version as well, and it looks like the GPU manufacturer has decided not to keep us waiting for too long and released the GT 540M graphics module for notebooks, set to become available in China first
The new GPU will be manufactured using a 40nm process and will feature 96 processor cores, as well as an 128-bit memory interface, which, up to this point, makes it fairly similar to its predecessor, the 400M series.
The GT 540M packs a series of advanced technologies, such as NVIDIA Optimus, PhysX, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play, CUDA, and Verde drivers, all meant to keep notebooks optimized and delivering a very good level of efficiency at all times.
The GT 540M chip maintains the same 96 CUDA cores and 128-bit memory interface as the GT 435M, but earns its new livery by cranking up graphics and processor clock speeds to 672MHz and 1344MHz, respectively, while also taking the onboard memory to a max speed of 900MHz.
Power requirements have been kept unchanged, mind you, and NVIDIA itself admits it’s exploiting the maturation of the production process to just throw out some speedier parts. Of course, we’re eagerly waiting for the first laptops featuring this new graphics processing chip to make their way onto the market, but it’s quite likely that we won’t see them this Christmas. Note China gets the GT 540M immediately, courtesy of Acer. While the rest of the world should be able to buy in at some point next month.