NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M series to be revealed at CeBIT

Published: 10th Mar 2014, 11:07 GMT

NVIDIA GeForce GT(X) 800M series presentation (3)

MSI has just announced that it is going to showcase a brand new notebooks with GeForce 800M series on board at CeBIT, which starts today.

New GeForce 800M series GPUs will be used in Dominator and Ghost gaming laptops. The same mobile graphics cards will also be used with MSI’s Nightblade gaming AIO PCs.

MSI:

MSI Notebooks Leading the Game
MSI proudly presents the new GT70/GT60 2PE Dominator Pro and GT70/GT60 2PC Dominator gaming laptops featuring NVIDIA’s latest GeForce GTX880M (Dominator Pro) and GTX870M (Dominator) graphics. A new addition to the MSI gaming laptops family is the GS60 Ghost, which sports an incredible Intel core i7-4700HQ graphics, powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX860M while also featuring exclusive Super RAID technology for a fantastic storage performance. Another series from the gaming family line, MSI’s GE60 and GE70 Apache both boast amazing performance and feature Intel 4th generation Quad Core processors, NVIDIA GTX 860M (Apache Pro) and GTX 850M (Apache) discrete graphics. These gaming machines will meet your needs for both the lean and the mean.

MSI showcases slim Gaming All-in-One PCs and MSI Nightblade gaming barebone
The soon to be launched MSI AG270, AG240 GAMING AIO PCs as the successors of the AG2712A – winner of the CES Innovation Award2014 – are on display at CeBIT 2014. These AIO PCs feature the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX880M, GTX870M (AG270) and GTX860M GDDR5 (AG240) graphics cards. The AG270 is also powered by speakers and amplifier audio equipment by Yamaha. With a beautiful, ultra slim design and including Anti-Flicker and Less Blue Light Technology to provide gamers with the most comfortable viewing experience, the AG270 and AG240 are MSI’s next step in All-in-One Gaming equipment.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M is nothing new

As you can see below, GeForce GTX 880M is just a rebranded GTX 780M. Card still uses GK104 GPU, which is now used in 3rd generation straight as a mobile high-end model. The only difference is that GTX 880M will be available with 8GB memory, but of course there will also be 4GB models as well. There are sellers already offering a chip modification for GTX 780M owners. So if you feel like owning the first 800 Series GPU, this is the cheapest way to go.

MSI GTX 880M

The new feature: NVIDIA Battery Boost

NVIDIA introduces new technology called Battery Boost. Slides only tells us that it will allow up 2 times longer gaming. It also says that it’s completely automatic. How does this technology differ from NVIDIA Optimus? I’m not sure, but it’s a good thing that we can finally play longer than 30 minutes in our favorite games. In my personal notebook with Optimus and I had to disable this feature, because it was kind of annoying. Hopefully Battery Boost will provide much smoother experience.

NVIDIA GeForce GT(X) 800M series presentation (6) NVIDIA GeForce GT(X) 800M series presentation (7)

NVIDIA GeForce 800M series are designed for gaming

NVIDIA announces six gaming notebooks with GeForce GTX 8x0M graphics card on board. Starting with with proper gaming machines MSI GT70, Dell Alienware 17, ASUS G750 and moving to thinner models like Razer Blade, Lenovo Y60 and gigabyte P34. Of course more compact notebooks will use slower GPUs. I guess everyone will find a suitable model for himself.

NVIDIA GeForce GT(X) 800M series presentation (8) NVIDIA GeForce GT(X) 800M series presentation (5)

NVIDIA GeForce 800M performance

GeForce 800M series are mostly rebrands. I don’t have the specs of all cards, but so far everything I saw was just slightly overclocked 700M model. The charts show 15 to 60% performance increase over previous series. Of course there will be Maxwell based models like GTX 860M, which is based on the same Maxwell GPU as GTX 750 Ti.

NVIDIA GeForce 800M series (1) NVIDIA GeForce GT(X) 800M series presentation (4)




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