NVIDIA has a new lineup of mobile GPUs coming out and recently announced a number of manufacturers who would be adopting the new chip. Lenovo is among those ranks and the IdeaPad Y460 will be getting the new GPU, at some point.
Announced at the recent IFA conference, the new GPU lineup is the first mobile variant to use NVIDIA’s Fermi architecture and supports Direct X 11. The chips are all also Optimus-enabled, allowing seamless switching between the discrete NVIDIA chip and the Intel HD graphics that come on every 2010 Intel Core processor.
NVIDIA’s 400M GPUs in performance level from mid-range (GeForce GT 445M, 435M, 425M, 420M, and 415M) to enthusiast (GeForce GTX 460M, 470M and 480M).
The IdeaPad Y460 currently only ships with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 switchable graphics, so it will be interesting to see when the new NVIDIA GPUs hit the market.