It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about mobile Nvidia GeForce 10 series GPUs. Fear not, according to a recent leak, Nvidia is already preparing drivers for its mobile Pascal GPUs. Interestingly, the driver description was pulled from Gigabyte Auros’ website by one of its forum users that goes by the name “StefanG3D”.
According to driver description, there in fact five variants of the mobile GTX 1070 notebook GPU; which could mean that each are made for different notebook manufacturers. That said, there is only one mobile GTX 1080 GPU being listed in the driver. There are also three GP104 GPUs listed as “Nvidia Graphics Device” (unassigned name) that are rumoured to probably be mobile Nvidia Quadro GPUs.
The last listed GPU in the driver description is one that’s very interesting. The Pascal GP106 GPU has been rumoured numerous times prior to this, but this is the first time the GPU has been listed in an official driver. We all know that both the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphics cards are using the Pascal GP104 GPUs, so this new GPU may indicate Nvidia planning to unveil a less powerful Pascal-based graphics card soon – or not.
Regardless, because this rumour comes from just one source, it’s advisable to take this one with plenty of salt.