Nvidia seems to be having a hard time in keeping undisclosed information from being leaked. Folks from LaptopMedia and VideoCardz have managed to acquire a pre-production sample of a gaming laptop that is equipped with a Pascal-based GTX 1070 mobile GPU and has since tested the GPU on its gaming performance.
Looking at the results of LaptopMedia’s benchmarking run with the GTX 1070 mobile GPU, it can be seen that the mobile GPU performs better compared to the desktop-grade GTX 980 graphics card. Furthermore, the mobile GTX 1070 also performs almost on par with its full-sized counterpart in certain games.
The GTX 1070 mobile GPU was able to churn out impressive framerates when playing games such as Tomb Raider (2013), Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, and Grand Theft Auto V at a resolution of 1080p. That’s not all, the mobile GPU managed to produce playable framerates (above 30fps) when playing Tomb Raider and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor in 4K.
DirectX 12 performance was just as impressive. When set to the highest graphics preset, the GTX 1070 mobile GPU was able to run Hitman (2016) and Rise of the Tomb Raider at above 50fps in 1080p. 4K gaming on both DirectX 12 games however, isn’t something the mobile GPU can handle effectively.
That aside, remember the previous rumour regarding Nvidia dropping the “M” suffix with its Pascal-based mobile GPUs? Well, it seems to be even more likely when looking at a leaked product information of a Clevo gaming laptop.
Regardless, it’s best to take this one with a grain of salt, until Nvidia makes an official announcement, of course – which we believe may come very soon.