Graphics chip maker Nvidia has launched its first gaming notebook graphics processing unit (GPU) in its GeForce 500M Series of notebook GPUs.

The company also unveiled GeForce GT 520MX chips for thin and light notebooks, offering better performance, wider support and a more advanced feature set than integrated graphics.

Nvidia said its latest GPU - named as GeForce GTX 560M - is expected to provide gaming experience at full 1080 pixels resolution in new DirectX 11 titles. Meanwhile, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will be offering GeForce GTX gaming GPUs with its Optimus technology, the company said in a statement.

The GeForce GTX 560M and NVIDIA Optimus mean gamers get 50 frames per second in Duke Nukem Forever and five hours of battery life in Microsoft Office, said Rene Haas, general manager of notebook products at NVIDIA. That's real power and real portability.

Nvidia said Alienware and Toshiba will be offering notebooks featuring GeForce GTX 560M and Optimus technology. ASUS, Clevo, MSI and others will be offering notebooks featuring GeForce GTX 560M.

ASUS, Samsung and others will be offering notebooks featuring GeForce GT 520MX, Nvidia said.

Following are the specifications of GeForce GTX 560M:

GPU Engine Specs:

CUDA Cores:  192

Processor Clock: 1550 MHz

Text Fill Rate: 24.8 billion/sec

Memory Specs:

Memory Clock: 1250 MHz

Memory Interface: GDDR5

Memory Interface Width: Up to 192-bit

Memory Bandwidth: Up to 60 GB/sec

Feature Support

Microsoft DirectX: 11

Open GL: 4.1

Bus Support: PCI-E 2.0

Certified for Windows 7: YES

SLI Options: 2-Way

Supported Technologies: DirectX 11, Optimus, 3D Vision, CUDA, PhysX

Display Support:

Maximum Digital Resolution: 2560x1600

Maximum VGA Resolution: 2048x1536