With less than the usual amount of fanfare, Nvidia announced at CES the availability of new G100M series notebook GPUs for mainstream notebooks. There are three new processors in the series: the G105M and G110M GPUs for mainstream consumer notebooks, and the G130M for slightly higher-end entertainment notebooks.
Pricing wasn’t mentioned, and the technical specs are slim on details. The G105M contains 8 processor cores, a 64-bit memory interface, and Nvidia says it is "55% faster than the previous product in this segment," a GeForce 9200M GE. The G110M is slightly more capable with 16 processing cores, but still maintains a 64-bit memory interface. Nvidia claims that the G110M is 35 percent faster than a GeForce 9300M GS. The GeForce GT 130M has 32 processor cores and a 128-bit memory interface. Nvidia says it is 17 percent faster than the GeForce 9600M GT.
Looking at the specs, it appears that these are not really new GPUs, per se. These could simply be new products built on the same mobile chips as their predecessors, die-shrunk to 55nm (from 65nm) and clocked up for higher performance. (full Story)