Today Nvidia introduced the new GeForce GTX 480M GPU for notebooks, the company's first DirectX 11 GPU for notebooks.
Tessellation is the most important new feature for the DirectX 11 API, and the GeForce GTX 480M supports it pretty well according to Nvidia : "It offers a dedicated Tessellation engine for up to 5x more performance than any other GPU," Nvidia claims.
In addition, with the power of the GeForce GTX 480M GPUs, notebook manufacturers can set new records for notebook performance. "If a notebook maker wants to build the fastest possible system on the planet, they will start with GeForce GTX 480M as its foundation," Nvidia says.
GeForce GTX 480M also delivers nearly three times more NVIDIA CUDA cores over previous generation Notebook GPUs, which means users get fast video transcoding, upscaling from standard definition to high definition and real-time movie clean-up with the click of a button.
The GeForce GTX 480M also promises to deliver the world?s best gaming frame rates as well as added features that no other GPU offers, including NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, NVIDIA PhysX technology and NVIDIA Verde Notebook Drivers for the most up-to-date performance from your notebook.