Ever since the introduction of Nvidia’s high-end Maxwell mobile GPUs, very few mobile graphics processors were able to match or even outperform them. Now, Nvidia plans to further solidify its place in the mobile GPU market by introducing two new mobile graphics processors, the GTX 980MX and GTX 970MX.
The GTX 980MX will be a direct replacement to the already powerful, GTX 980M. Specification-wise, the GTX 980MX is built on the same Maxwell architecture as its predecessor. In fact, most of the specifications between the GTX 980M and GTX 980MX are similar. Despite that, the GTX 980MX ships with 1664 CUDA cores, 104 texture units and 1048MHz of clock speed. The mobile GPU comes with either 4GB or 8GB GDDR5 memory.
Besides that, Nvidia is also planning to introduce the GTX 970MX, which will replace the GTX 970M. Like the GTX 980MX, the GTX 970MX is a Maxwell-based GPU and it comes with a few upgrades as well. This includes: 1408 CUDA Cores, 88 texture units and 941MHz of clock speed. In addition to that, the GTX 970MX will be available in a 3GB or 6GB GDDR5 memory variant.
According to sources, both the GTX 980MX and GTX 970MX are expected to be launched in Q2 2016. Of course, being high-end graphics processors, both upcoming Nvidia mobile GPUs would generally be found on gaming laptops. It’s interesting to see how these chips will fare against AMD’s upcoming Polaris GPUs. But, Nvidia might already have an answer to that problem.