Every year NVIDIA launches quite a few new products; some are better than others, but they’re all interesting. This fall, the big news is Maxwell 2.0, aka GM204. Initially launched last month as the GTX 980 and GTX 970, NVIDIA is hopefully changing the way notebook gamers get treated by launching the mobile version of the GM204 just one month later.
Nvidia is already the leader in discrete mobile graphics (with Intel encroaching with its improved integrated graphics), but it looks to extend its lead with the new GeForce GTX 970M and 980M cards, the first notebook boards to use the company’s Maxwell architecture. The new cards come just months after Nvidia launched its previous flagship mobile GPU, the GeForce GTX 880M. They also come less than a month after the debut of their desktop equivalents, which impressed reviewers with their performance, power efficiency, and (relatively) cool and quiet operation.