Graphics Rivalry continues: AMD and Nvidia Hits Mobile Market

By | March 10th, 2009



The Laptop gaming market is certainly hot these days with both the graphics giants, AMD/ATI and Nvidia moving in with their best. AMD/ATI recently announced the release their fifth generation Graphics chips (GPUs) made on 40nm technology for the mainstream Mobile Market.

amdhd4000 sb Graphics Rivalry continues: AMD and Nvidia Hits Mobile Market

These two new GPUs are aimed at Mainstream mobile gaming notebooks. The two news GPUs are

1)Mobility Radeon HD 4860

2)Mobility Radeon HD  4830

Both of these new GPUs sport 640 stream processors, the only difference being the core and memory clock speeds. The list of known specifications about these new GPUs in given below.

ati mobility 40nm Graphics Rivalry continues: AMD and Nvidia Hits Mobile Market

Specifications
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4830 Graphics
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4860 Graphics
Process Technology
40nm
40nm
Stream Processors
640
640
No. of Transistors
826
826
Engine Clock
450 MHz / 600 MHz
650 MHz
Memory Clock
800 MHz – 900 MHz
Up to 4.0 Gbps
Compute Power
512 GFlops – 768 GFlops
832 GFlops
Memory Type
GDDR3/DDR3
GDDR5
Memory Bus Width (bit)
128-bit
128-bit
DirectX® Version
10.1
10.1
UVD 2
Yes
Yes
Integrated DisplayPort™
5
5
DisplayPort™ with Audio
Yes
Yes
HDMI with 7.1 Surround Sound
Yes
Yes
ATI CrossFireX™ Ready
Yes
Yes
ATI PowerXpress™/ATI™ Switchable Graphics Ready
Yes
Yes

The 40 nm GPUs are expected to give high performance while keeping energy consumption low. This will allow the integration of faster graphics chips in laptops and increasing efficiency. Alongwith performance features, the new mobile graphics cards include the second generation AMD Unified Video Decoder (UVD) chips for full 1080p HD video playback, and advanced power-saving ATI technologies: PowerPlay, PowerXpress, and Switchable Graphics, giving unique experience for watching HD content at low power consumption.

Following this move, Nvidia has also released a new series for their mobile graphics platform. The new GPUs unveiled are

1)Geforce GTX 280M and 260M

2)Geforce GTX 160M and 150M

GeForce GTX 280M preview Graphics Rivalry continues: AMD and Nvidia Hits Mobile Market

The high-end GTX 280M and GTX 260M and variants from their desktop counterparts, and are expected to become the fastest GPUs in the laptop market. Nvidia claims that GTX 280M is “the fastest laptop GPU on the market, with up to 50 percent more performance than previous generation enthusiast laptop GPUs.”

Whereas GTX 160M and 150M are made for mainstream market. These can be expected to compete with the ATI’s new offering. Like their ATI competitors, they offer for HD video decoding. All the new chips are CUDA and PhyX enabled, and will certainly add to the computation power of the laptop, especially in softwares which uses GPU acceleration.




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