updated 09:40 am EDT, Fri August 20, 2010
NVIDIA GF GT 425M surfaces in ASUS notebook
NVIDIA's first mainstream GeForce 400 notebook chipset, the GT 425M, has surfaced in leaks earlier this month. Semi-Accurate noted that the graphics core has been listed as showing in a 17-inch ASUS notebook, but with different features. Some list it as only a DirectX 10 chip, implying that it's only a refreshed 300M chip, while others mention DirectX 11 and that it would use a version of the Fermi architecture in the GTX 480M.
Besides newer graphics effects that include OpenGL 4.0, Fermi is more capable in general-purpose computing tasks like CUDA and OpenCL. It can
A lower end version of the GeForce 400M platform is believed to be coming on September 13 and would be preceded by the same core that would power the 425M. If consistent, the timing would have the 425M in shipping notebooks sometime earlier. Besides ASUS, companies such as Apple have been some of the largest customers of NVIDIA's mid-range notebook graphics in systems like the 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro.