NVIDIA GTX 10 laptop details open doors to VR

Chris Burns - Aug 16, 2016, 12:32 pm CDT
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NVIDIA GTX 10 laptop details open doors to VR

NVIDIA’s manufacturing partners will be ready to roll with GTX 10 processing power for laptop PCs very soon. NVIDIA’s GTX 10 series graphics chips have been brought to notebooks in their original form – not just with lesser “M” iterations as they had in the past. These NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 notebooks are ready to run AAA games with high end graphics right out the box.

These notebooks are as thin as 18mm and as light as 4-pounds. Notebooks with these chips work with dual-FET power supply, have multi phased power controllers, and have factory overclocking support. NVIDIA showed an MSI notebook running Afterburner (overclocking software) with DOOM (2016) at a 2063 MHz, 160 FPS (hovering between 140 and 190 or so).

GTX 1080 notebook
• Cuda Cores: 2560
• Boost Clock: 1733 MHZ
• Memory config: 8GB, 10 Gbps (GDDR5x)

GTX 1070 notebook
• Cuda Cores: 2048
• Boost Clock: 1645 MHZ
• Memory config: 8GB, 8 Gbps

GTX 1060 notebook
• Cuda Cores: 1280
• Boost Clock: 1670 MHZ
• Memory config: 6GB, 8 Gbps

Battery-only gaming has been boosted to “up to 30% more battery life on Pascal.” That’s more than Maxwell which was already far better than anything that’d come before it. Now with Pascal, NVIDIA’s own Batteryboost system has smoothed out frame rate variance – instead of jumping up and down between 25 and 35, for example, users will find themselves hovering just a frame or two above or below 30.

Notebooks with G-SYNC technology in their displays are going to expand – in availability and in displays with a wide variety of specifications. NVIDIA suggests that G-SYNC will be “available on more notebooks than ever.” NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 10 series graphics solutions will offer the first ever 120Hz displays and the first ever 25×14 resolution displays on notebooks with G-SYNC.

NVIDIA VRWORKS action is in play for virtual reality development as well. These GTX 10-packing notebooks are going to be “VR Ready” for VR headsets such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

NVIDIA ANSEL will also be available for use with a variety of games on notebooks with GTX 10 GPU power inside. NVIDIA’s ANSEL is a system that can capture in-game photographs – have a peek at our report on NVIDIA revolutionizing in-game photography.

Same GPU?
“They’re the same chip [as in their same-name desktop GPUs], they’re configured a bit differently,” said Aevermann. “We’re in a more constrained environment so we have to do everything we can possibly do to squeeze out performance.”

Truly mobile PC VR?
NVIDIA GTX 10 notebooks are “VR ready” so long as their power cords are plugged in. “We don’t think of ‘on battery’ as VR ready,” said Aevermann. “On battery you’re operating on a lower performance level.”

Fan Speed Options?
“We encourage [OEM partners] to do a fan speed offset,” said Aevermann. “If you’re a gamer who wants to trade better acoustics for thermal, you can do that.”

OEM Options?
“There is a gaming notebook for every gamer,” said Aevermann. “Every major manufacturer will be releasing gaming notebooks with GTX 10 GPUs inside.”

Sager, Gigabyte, Lenovo, Clevo, EVGA, Alienware, ASUS, MSI, HP, Acer, Razer, Origin, XMG, and more are working with NVIDIA to integrate GTX 10 graphics technology into gaming notebooks. We’ll be learning more about the first wave of releases of this GTX 10 notebook series soon.!

Have a peek at our NVIDIA tag portal for more information on this extended line of GTX 10 notebooks – available to the public very, very soon.


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