NVIDIA launches eForce 8700M GT for notebooks
Computer games used to belong to the domain of desktops, but technology has advanced thus far to bring the desktop gaming experience to notebooks, enabling executives to have a round of Counter Strike or two before they clinch that multi-million dollar deal in a corporate boardroom. This transition of desktop to notebook gaming was made possible by graphics card companies coming up with mobile solutions that offer comparable performance with their desktop counterparts. NVIDIA maintains this tradition by dropping word that its best performing DirectX 10 graphics card will be made available to notebooks, and the card that bears such honor is none other than the GeForce 8700M GT (“M” stands for Mobile).
Looks like the GeForce 8M line of graphics cards has just grown even more formidable, with the GeForce 8700M GT leading the pack. Not only does it offer the fastest DirectX 10 gaming experience on a mobile platform today, it also works with Windows Vista without any problems while handling both HD DVD and Blu-ray video playback smoothly. The unified and efficient architecture employed when constructing the 8700M GT results in a 70% increase in performance when placed alongside previous generation graphics cards. In addition, NVIDIA’s PureVideo HD video processing engine provides high-quality playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray and HD movie downloads while the NVIDIA PowerMizer technology keeps a careful balance between the user’s need for longer battery life and performance.
If you’re into mobile computer gaming, be sure that your next notebook purchase will come with the NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT graphics card. NVIDIA will be working with its partners in North America, Europe, and Asia to incorporate the 8700M GT into their newer notebook models, and these include companies like Toshiba, Sager, Prostar, Eurocom, Biohazard, Connoiseur, Cybersystem, Hypersonic, Voodoo PC, and others. I’m rather skeptical about the battery life of any notebook carrying such a powerful card – no matter what kind of technology that you employ to date, it probably won’t go beyond a couple of hours of intensive fragging. What do you think?