Recently, a report by NotebookCheck mentioned that it has exclusive information regarding Nvidia updating a few of its current generation GeForce mobile GPUs. Currently, the mainstream GeForce mobile GPUs are the 920M, 930M and 940M. Take note that Nvidia’s GTX mobile GPUs won’t be included in this update.
According to NotebookCheck, the updated versions of the mobile GeForce graphics cards will be named GeForce 920MX, 930MX and 940MX. The update doesn’t just include a new letter to the name but it also brings significant updates that may see them outperform their predecessors.
The updated 90oM series cards will be coming with an optional GDDR5 VRAM support. To some, this may not indicate a major change in terms of features. But, according to NotebookCheck, the GDDR5 support means that the updated graphics cards will be able to perform up to 20% faster compared to the previous versions. Interestingly, the updates to the mobile graphics cards won’t have a significant impact on the TDP of the GPUs, which is probably due to the similar specifications that both the current and upcoming cards have.
Besides that, the change to support GDDR5 could also mean that the 920MX, 930MX and 940MX will be built using the Maxwell 2.0 architecture. Previously, the 920M was made using the cut variant version of the Kepler GK108 architecture while the 930M and 940M were manufactured using the GM108 Maxwell architecture. If this is true, this means that the updated GPUs may include features like Nvidia’s DSR (Dynamic Super Resolution), MFAA(Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing) and other newly introduced features that were announced by Nvidia previously.
Other than that, there aren’t a lot of information regarding the updated mobile graphics cards being released yet. Nvidia hasn’t confirmed the update as well but, an announcement can be expected sometime early next year.