As the next generation of GPUs from Nvidia (Maxwell) are inbound, according to information we’ve gathered it won’t be seeing a release on laptops just yet.
Geforve Gtx880M Will Be Based On The GK104 Chip
The next flagship mobile GPU, the GTX 880M according to leaked specifications will not be something from the Maxwell architecture but a rebranded Kepler.
Adding a better mobile graphics card isn’t in the hand of Nvidia but the Laptop/notebook manufacturers, probably due to cost. Nvidia goes along with demand and keeping the GK 104 in use seems to be the choice. Whatever the circumstances may be, the GK104 core has been in use for the last two years, starting from the GTX680M, then the previously released GTX780M and now the rebranded GTX 880M.
Kepler For Laptops Rather Than Maxwell Due To Power Consumption
The decision to go with GK104 chip might be that current laptops/notebooks aren’t powerful enough to make use of the GK110 core, and the battery consumption would be a major problem. But not only Nvidia is holding back on their new mobile chips, AMD would also be rebranding their yet to be release mobility GPUs.
Nvidia GTX880M Specs
The specs of the GTX880M are almost the same since it’s a rebrand of previous units featuring 1536 Cuda Cores, 128 TMUs and 32 Rops, but the clocks and memory have been tweaked. Now the Flagship mobility GPU will have a 954MHz core clock while the memory has been doubled to 8GB GDDR5 as the GTX 780M had only 4GB. Since the GTX 880M will be based on the MXM design, you can easily custom your laptop from certain vendors to even support SLI.
GTX780M Vs GTX880M
Performance-wise the GTX 880M will be 12% more powerful than the previous GK104 based GTX 780M. Along with the specifications, we were able to get our hands on a few of the early benchmarks of the GPU and it seems to be doing well with 8230p in 3Dmark 11, 93569p 3Dmark Ice Storm, 5366p in 3Dmark Fire Strike and 19250p in 3Dmark Cloud Gate.
Other high-end GPUs that will be released:
GeForce GTX 870M 6 GB / N15P-GT
GeForce GTX 860M 4 GB / N15P-GX
Other low-end GPU’s that will be released:
GeForce GTX 860M 2 GB GDDR5 / N15P-GX
GeForce GTX 850M 2 GB DDR3 / N15P-GT
GeForce GT 840M 2 GB DDR3 / N15S-GT1