Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Nvidia Is Bringing Its GTX 1000 Series GPUs To Notebooks

Nvidia is bringing its GTX 1000 series GPUs to laptops. This isn't the M series, it's the GTX 1060, GTX 1070, and GTX 1080 inside laptops (how insane in that!). Starting of, the GTX 1080 will run 2,560 CUDA cores at 1733Mhz, with 8GB of GDDR5X memory. The GTX 1070 (designed to replace the 980M) will run 2,048 CUDA cores at 1645Mhz with 8GB of GDDR5 memory, and the GTX 1060 (designed to replace the 970M) will run 1,280 CUDA cores at 1670Mhz with 6GB of GDDR5 memory. Nvidia's own benchmarks show impressive reference performance between the notebook and desktop versions of the GTX 1080, GTX 1070, and GTX 1060, with some tests leaving the notebook version of the GTX 1080 performing better. These latest GPUs provide at least 150% more performance than the M chips. Nvidia expects gaming notebook sales to increase by 30% this year, and its new GTX 1000 series will clearly help boost some of those notebook sales later this year. Gamers should get around 30% more battery life with these new GPUs, and Nvidia has tweaked its battery boost technology to improve frame variance when you're gaming without AC. Nvidia's biggest promise with these new GPUs is that they're VR ready, so you can use your HTC Vive or Oculus Rift on the go. What do you think of Nvidia giving gaming laptops a supercharge upgrade ?

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