NVIDIA Mobile PCI Express Module (MXM)


MXM NVIDIA Mobile PCI Express Module (MXM)

NVIDIA today announced the the Mobile PCI Express Module (MXM)
for notebooks, the result of a joint design effort with the industry’s leading
notebook manufacturers. The upcoming GeForce 6 Go Series GPU will be based on
native PCI Express interface is set to launch in second half of this year and
will come in conjunction with the Intel Sonoma platform consisting of the Dothan
processor and Alviso PCI Express chipset. The Mobile PCI Express Module provides
a consistent interface for PCI Express graphics and offers these benefits such
as faster time to market, One notebook design and upgradeable graphics.

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NVIDIA today announced the the Mobile PCI Express Module (MXM)
for notebooks, the result of a joint design effort with the industry’s leading
notebook manufacturers. The Mobile PCI Express Module provides a consistent
interface for PCI Express graphics and offers these benefits:

  • Faster time to market, with the latest graphics technology

  • One notebook design, sold into many notebook products

  • One notebook design that can use any graphics solution, from
    any vendor

  • Notebooks whose graphics technology can be upgraded through
    the channel or potentially by consumers

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Notebook PC manufacturers are aggressively designing new systems
for PCI Express. However, PCI Express introduces an element of production risk
for notebook manufacturers, since not only the chipset but also the graphics in
the system must be production-ready for launch. Furthermore, the long time to
market for notebook graphics threatened to impact the aggressive ship dates for
PCI Express notebook systems. To help reduce this risk and to help accelerate
the time to market for notebook systems, NVIDIA began working with the world’s
leading notebook manufacturers to design a consistent, high-quality graphics
interface. The design goals were

  • Compatibility

  • Lowest cost

  • Smallest size

  • Highest signal integrity

With these goals in mind, NVIDIA worked with manufacturers to
create the Mobile PCI Express Module (MXM).

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