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I want to buy a LENOVO IdeaPad G550A and the specification says it has an NVidia NV10MGS video card, but I can't find any info on this card on Nvidia's site or anywhere else on the net.

Why is that? I thought an nvidia page should turn up with the specifications when I search for it, but there is nothing. Where can I find some info about this card?

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I'd be more concerned with the fact that Lenovo doesn't even list this model on their website. Sounds like an outdated model. – th3dude Jan 7 '10 at 16:50
Well, according to Google the Lenovo G550 was reviewed last August as a new model, so it can't be that outdated:… – Dan Jan 7 '10 at 17:01
Unfortunately, the model in the review has a different video card, so it doesn't answer my question. – Dan Jan 7 '10 at 17:02
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I can't find the exact match for a NVidia NV10MGS. nV10 was the codename for one of nVidia's earlier graphics card, (and IMO a classic) - The GeForce 256. Given that you are looking to purchase a new one, I'm inclined to believe that this is not quite the one you're looking at.

Further probing revealed a possible match - The Geforce G1xxM series ( which were introduced rather recently, as rebadged m 9xxx series) do have a code name of N10M-GE.

So I suspect you are actually looking for reviews of G105/G110/G130M series of chipsets.

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On an other site the model is written as NVGM+N10M. Your explanation seems convincing about the NV10M part. But then what is NVGM? – Dan Jan 7 '10 at 19:21
No idea. The only reference Google bring out of NVGM is a file ( nvgm.inf ) which stores the device identifiers of various mobile chipsets so that the drivers can identify them. – Sathya Jan 7 '10 at 20:35

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