For the past few months, NVIDIA has been quite busy bringing its new Pascal-based desktop graphics card to consumers in the form of the GeForce GTX 1080, 1070, and 1060. Now, NVIDIA has turned its attention to notebook users as the company has officially announced that all three Pascal-based cards are now available on notebooks as well.
What made the announcement more interesting is that NVIDIA has also dropped the “M” moniker from these cards, which was previously used to differentiate between desktop and laptop graphics cards. There is indeed no such need to do so anymore as these new GTX 10-series cards are technically desktop-grade cards that are made to fit into notebooks, which is similar to what NVIDIA has managed to achieve with the Maxwell-based GTX 980 last year.
Hence, it is not surprising that NVIDIA claimed that the performance of GTX 10-series cards for laptops is within 10% of their desktop equivalents. Here are how the general specifications of the new GTX 10-series cards for laptops look like when compared to their desktop counterparts:
The launch of the new GTX 10-series notebook graphics cards also marks the arrival of a much more refined version of the BatteryBoost feature which is apparently able to provide 30% more battery life as compared to Maxwell-based notebook graphics cards. With the new cards, consumers will not only able to see much more capable notebooks for virtual reality but also GSYNC-enabled notebooks that are equipped with 120Hz display panel.
In case you are wondering, the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 for notebooks are able to support SLI configurations – but not for the GTX 1060, which is similar in nature to desktop cards. Consumers will be able to see plenty of notebooks in various sizes with GTX 10-series cards starting from this month onwards from manufacturers such as Acer, Alienware, ASUS, Clevo, Gigabyte/Aorus, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Razer, and many more.
Meanwhile, check out our first hands on experience with the brand new GeForce GTX 1080, 1070, and 1060 cards for notebooks to learn more about the amount of performance that these new Pascal-based cards able to provide for notebook users out there.