It seems like Nvidia is ready to debut its upcoming Pascal-based graphics cards for the notebook market. A new rumour is suggesting that the company is currently planning to release its mobile-grade Pascal graphics cards in August this year. This rumour came just days after the alleged specifications of a mobile Pascal GPU was leaked on the Internet.
According to folks at VideoCardz, Nvidia’s GeForce 10 graphics cards for gaming notebooks already bear the codename “N17x”. Knowing this, it seems very likely that consumers will be able to see Pascal-based gaming notebooks hitting the market very soon. However, aside from the August timeline, there isn’t any specific release date mentioned.
Interestingly, there are talks saying that Nvidia is targeting an August release date simply because it wants to see what AMD will be doing with its yet to be released Polaris 11-based graphics cards. AMD’s Polaris 11 will almost certainly be aimed at the notebook market since the “mainstream intended” Radeon RX 480 has already debuted with a Polaris 10 GPU just last week.
Regardless, it would be interesting to see how Nvidia’s notebook Pascal GPU fares against AMD’s in terms of power efficiency and overall performance. That said, like all other rumours circulating the Internet nowadays, do take this one with a pinch of salt.