It seems NVIDIA is getting to ready to release two new mobile Maxwell GPUs in Q2 2016, the GTX 970MX and GTX 980MX. With the company already dominating the high end notebook market and 14nm/16nm next generation GPUs on their way like Polaris, the timing of this release seems a little odd.
Both GPUs will be positioned as slightly more powerful than their existing GTX 970M and GTX 980M counterparts with increased CUDA cores, texture units, and clock speed while retaining the same TDP. In addition to the aforementioned, the 970MX has 56 ROPs vs 48 in the 970M while the 980M and 980MX have the same 64 ROPs.
WCCFTech created a table which shows the differences between the new GPUs and existing ones:
|Model||GeForce GTX 980 Laptop Version||GeForce GTX 980MX||GeForce GTX 980M||GeForce GTX 970MX||GeForce GTX 970M||GeForce GTX 965M||GeForce GTX 960M|
|Clock Speed||1218 MHz||1048 MHz||1038 MHz||941 MHz||924 MHz||950 MHz||1097 MHz|
|Amount of memory||8 GB GDDR5||8/4 GB GDDR5||8/4 GB GDDR5||3/6 GB GDDR5||3/6 GB GDDR5||4 GB GDDR5||4 GB GDDR5|
|Memory Frequency||7008 MHz||5000 MHz||5000 MHz||5000 MHz||5000 MHz||5000 MHz||5000 MHz|
|Memory Bandwidth||224 GB/s||160 GB / s||160 GB / s||120 GB / s||120 GB / s||80 GB/s||80 GB/s|
There's no word on what the price will be for these new cards or what notebooks will feature them but if I had to guess, I'd say the usual suspects like Alienware, Clevo, MSI and Asus will be among the first to have these ready.