Guys over at Laptop2VideoGo are always first to tell us about new driver updates. This time they spotted three new graphics cards from NVIDIA.
In the newest driver there are three cards that have not yet been seen. Here is what L2VG found:
NVIDIA_DEV.1347 = “NVIDIA GeForce 940M”
NVIDIA_DEV.139A = “NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M”
NVIDIA_DEV.139B = “NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M”
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (N16P-GX)
We still didn’t hear anything about GTX 960M in notebooks, although desktop alternative is almost here. However, mobile variant has nothing to do with the desktop model. Judging from the component ID number, GTX 960M will benefit from GM107 power efficiency, but not so much from it’s gaming horsepower.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (N16P-GT)
The GTX 950M is also based on GM107M, but it will be lower clocked, and quite possibly using GTX 750 specs. What I can tell you is that x50 parts are always the most popular, due to low cost of the GPU.
NVIDIA GeForce 940M (N16S-GT-S)
The GeForce 940M is not even a part of GTX series, in fact it’s not even a GT model. What we do know is that DEV.1347 means Maxwell GM108M (N16S-GT-S), so this card with 384 CUDA cores is definitely for multimedia purposes.
Small anecdote, I’m still rocking on GT555M in my notebook. 144 CUDAs were in fact enough to play BF3!, but it wasn’t the best experience…
NVIDIA GeForce 900M series
I came up with this chart to demonstrate how NVIDIA’s mobile segment will look like in just few weeks. I’m not sure why GM206 was not adopted for notebooks, but it doesn’t look like the gap between GTX 960M and GTX 965 could really hold it.
|NVIDIA GeForce 900M predicted specifications|
|Graphics Card||GPU||GPU Config|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M||GM204 (N16E-GX-A2)||1536 : 96 : 63|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M||GM204 (N16E-GT-A2)||1280 : 80 : 48|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M||GM204 (N16E-?)||1024 : 64 : 32|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M||GM107 (N16P-GX) (TBC)||640 : 40 : 16|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M||GM107 (N16P-GT) (TBC)||512 : 32 : 16|
|NVIDIA GeForce 940M||GM108 (N16S-GT-S) (TBC)||384 : 16 : 8|