Discrete graphics cards are particularly important to create three-dimensional graphics, a variety of graphics applications and run computer games. For a laptop with a graphics card will have to pay much more. Today the graphics card market for notebooks is firmly occupied by two major manufacturers – NVIDIA Corporation and by AMD, which produces graphics card brand ATI. NVIDIA Corporation offers its customers its own line of graphics accelerators for mobile PCs, which consists of seven cards: GTS 360M and GTS 350M (refer to high-performance segment), GT 335M, GT 330M and GT 325M (productive segment), as well as the 310M and 305M (middle segment). These graphics cards for laptops are based on desktop video cards GeForce GT 240, GeForce GT 220 and GeForce GT 210. The flagship of this line is considered a high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GTS Video Card 360M, based on the graphics core GT215.
The card supports DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 2.1, and has 96 stream processors. Graphics performance can vary significantly depending on the type of graphics memory – GDDR5 or GDDR3. Maximum frequency for GeForce GTS 360M is 2000 MHz for the GDDR5. This card has built-in video decoder, and also supports HybridPower, which lets you choose between integrated and discrete graphics card to at need to increase laptop battery from the battery or get the best performance. On assurances of developers, graphics card GeForce GTS 360M is designed specifically for applications, and modern games, where require high performance. But perhaps the company's top model graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M, presented this year.