Nvidia has found a way to bring the desktop-grade GTX 1060, GTX 1070 and?GTX 1080 GPUs to notebooks. Speaking to media, the company representatives explained that they have been investing time and energy to make this work.
After many trials and evaluations, the powerful desktop-class Pascal architecture has reportedly been used to bring the desktop-grade graphics chips to the notebooks.
According to the company, there really will be no difference between the laptop and desktop graphics hereafter. However, the clock speed on the GTX 1060 is relatively slower when housed in a laptop.
Technically speaking, the GTX 1080 runs 2,560 CUDA cores at 1733Mhz with 8GB of GDDR5X memory onboard. The GTX 1070, on the other hand, runs 2,048 CUDA cores at 1645Mhz with 8GB of GDDR5 memory. The GTX 1060 has been wired to run 1,280 CUDA cores at 1670Mhz with 6GB of GDDR5 memory.
The Verge noted that custom benchmark tests made by Nvidia showed solid performance for the notebook version. Some tests even surpassed the desktop GPUs. To be specific, the new GPUs for notebooks can apparently offer about 150 percent better performance than the currently available M chips.
Thanks to Nvidia, the notebook gaming is going to get a new life. With games like?No Man?s Sky, the scope and demand for powerful gaming laptops are quite high across the globe.
Advantages Of Pascal Architecture
With the Pascal architecture, gamers will reportedly be able to mint roughly 30 percent more battery life out of the devices, thanks to the powerful GPUs. Nvidia has apparently enhanced the battery technology to make sure the frame variance is optimized so that gamers can get good performance even where there?s no AC to cool the device down.
To top it all off, gamers should note that Nvidia’s gaming laptop is?VR ready, thanks again to the new GPUs. However, the point to be noted is that the?top-end GTX 1080 is the one to offer stand-out VR performance. The other two GPUs may not be able to handle the graphics-intensive VR gaming as good as the GTX 1080.
Nvidia believes OEMs will be able to make GTX 1060 notebooks at around 18mm thickness and 4 pounds weight. This is definitely not bad for such a power-packed, hardware-dependent device.
OEMs Signed Up To Make Pascal-Based Gaming Laptops
Here are the excited OEMs gearing up to manufacture Pascal architecture based gaming laptops with Nvidia GPUs: Acer, Alienware, Asus, Clevo, EVGA, HP, Gigabyte, Lenovo, MSI, Origin, Razer, Sager and XMG.
Needles to say, we are expecting the smartphone craze to take a back seat in the near future. Instead, the boom of VR ready gaming laptops might become the new norm.