The leading company in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, NVIDIA has announced a new line-up of notebook GPUs – NVIDIA GeForce 9M Series of graphics processors, and new graphics innovation – NVIDIA Hybrid SLI technology, enabling users to optimize their notebooks to power today’s visual applications including latest operating systems, mapping software, photo editing, HD movies as well as graphically intensive games.

“Beginning this summer, GeForce 9M GPUs and Hybrid SLI, paired with AMD and Intel CPUs, will enable a new breed of notebooks,” said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of the GPU business, NVIDIA. “These new notebooks will be optimized to deliver a visual experience and raw computing performance that traditional cookie-cutter notebooks with integrated graphics simply can’t touch.”

According to the company, “The new GeForce 9M notebook GPUs enable the world’s first notebooks with Hybrid SLI technology. The new technology enables two NVIDIA GPUs, one low-power and one high-performance, to work cooperatively in the same PC to deliver two features—GeForce Boost and HybridPower. These features deliver more performance from both GPUs for visual computing when needed, or save power by switching to the low-power GPU when not. Hybrid SLI gives users the quality and performance benefits of a high-performance GPU without sacrificing battery life.”

In addition, the company also claims an up to 5x faster conversion speed with the GeForce 9600M, thanks to the multi-core architecture.

NVIDIA GeForce 9M family of GPUs Will Feature:

  • New graphics engine that delivers up to 40% faster performance than the previous generation of GeForce notebook GPUs and up to 10x faster than generic integrated graphics solutions
  • New PureVideo HD video processing for improved color and contrast
  • Full support for the latest Blu-ray Profile 2.0 features and Blu-ray Live
  • Extensive multi-display connectivity with support for all the latest display standards including DVI, HDMI 1.3, Display Port 1.1, and VGA
  • Support for the new MXM version 3.0 graphics module specification

“With the recent addition of advanced features to Blu-ray Live and complexity of DirectX 10 games like Crysis, PC users need more graphics processing performance than today’s generic integrated graphics can deliver,” said Rene Haas, general manager of the notebook business, NVIDIA. “The new GeForce 9M series meets this need while also delivering processing muscle beyond gaming and graphics.”