The GTX 990M will be the next NVIDIA graphics flagship model for laptops and according to initial reports, it will be faster than the GTX 980M in SLI and many graphics for desktop computers.
Almost a year ago, NVIDIA announced the GTX 9XXM series. In October of last year, the 980M and 970M were released and in March of this year the rest of a series (GTX 960M and GTX 950M) which now aims to be boosted by this GTX 990M.
This is a development based on the Maxwell GM204 core that will increase its CUDA cores up to 2048. There’s no more info on the core frequency and the memory, but rather its consumption in TDP will be of 100-185 watts.
This is quite an impressive thermal profile for a laptop that would have forced NVIDIA to give up the possibility of installing this chip in MXM expansion cards, and it will be welded to the plate. This wouldn’t allow for a possible updating but it will facilitate the design of more efficient cooling systems.
It is intended for the more powerful portable gaming market and it can display resolutions of up to 4K. It would be available next fall.
Speaking of NVIDIA, there is official information on new products, in this case the Quadro M5000 and M4000 professional graphics for workstation desktops. One notch below the top range of Quadro M6000, they feature 2048 and 1664 CUDA cores, 8 GB of GDDR5 memory and a power of 4.3 and 2.6 TFLOPS, respectively.