Toshiba Touts Nvidia’s GeForce Go 7900 GS

Nvidia Readies New GeForce Go 7900 Family

by Anton Shilov
03/28/2006 | 12:02 PM

UPDATE: Removing the quote from Nvidia Corp.


Toshiba, a leading maker of electronics, announced Tuesday its new laptop that features a yet unannounced high-performance GeForce Go graphics processor from Nvidia Corp. The company confirmed existence of the new chip and claimed that it was preparing a full-breed of new high-speed chips for laptops, something which puts additional pressure on rival ATI Technologies.

Nvidia GeForce Go 7900 GS is produced using 90nm process technology and is based on the recently introduced GeForce 7900-series graphics processing units (GPU). The GeForce 7900 GS has 20 pixel processors, 7 vertex processors and is clocked at 375MHz, a relatively low clock-speed, something which should ensure very moderate power consumption of the new GPU. Nvidia recommends to use 256MB of 1000MHz GDDR3 memory with 256-bit along with the new mobile graphics chip.

Toshiba Satellite P105-S921 is a laptop mostly oriented on multimedia and gaming enthusiasts: it features 17” wide-screen display as well a comes equipped with an Express media player consumer infrared remote control that gives users convenient access to power, CD, DVD, volume and other multimedia functions without booting up the operating system. The slim remote is stored in the PC card slot of the notebook.

The Satellite P105-S921 notebook is based on Intel 945PM chipset and Intel Core Duo T2400 processor. The computer is further equipped with 1GB dual-channel DDR2 memory, 160GB hard disk drive, wireless network controller, CD/DVD burner and so on.

While the computer features rather powerful components, Toshiba said the new computer will have estimated single unit price of $1999.