The hardcore gamer will find the best gift under the Christmas tree: a new mobile GPU high performance, designed for notebook but capable of providing a power game than many dedicated video cards from desktop. Initially known by the acronym N16E-Gxx, it seems that the new flagship will Geforce 900M series in the proper place, taking the name of Nvidia GeForce GTX 990M.
In March, Nvidia had announced two notebook GPU class performance, GTX 950M and GTX 960m that we have seen on many new laptops at Computex 2015. These new chips were in addition to the first two units of the GeForce 900M, GTX 980M and GTX970M , dating back to the end of 2014. After one year, you feel the need of a breath of fresh air at the top of the list of the mobile graphics processors from Nvidia, which will arrive just in the form of the GeForce GTX 990M.
Like the GeForce GTX 980M, GTX 970M and GTX 965m, the new Nvidia GTX 990M will be based on architecture GM204, but unlike the first will have a greater number of cores, well 2048 CUDA cores to be precise, a 30% increase of old flagship. We have not information about the maximum frequency of core and memory, while we have the data about temperature profiles: Nvidia GeForce GTX 990M has a TDP variable between 100W and 185W.
The TDP variable with such a wide range would indicate the ability for computer manufacturers to adjust frequencies and performance to suit your needs. As allows you to optimize and customize some of its operating parameters, the new GPU still has very high thermal profiles that appear to have forced Nvidia to give up the ability to install this chip on expansion cards MXM, folding on the alternative to solder directly on the motherboard . This choice prevents obviously upgrade of existing machines to the new GPU but allows you to design cooling systems more efficient and dedicated.
Apart from these few clues, the picture on the Nvidia Geforce GTX 990M is still extremely fragmentary and vague: it says that it can have superior performance with two GeForce GTX 980M in SLI and even then it would be faster than a GeForce GTX 980 for desktop, but you’ll have to wait for the next update for more details and possible confirmations