Folks, it looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer than expected to see Nvidia’s next generation mobile GPUs. A Gigabyte representative has mentioned that its Aero 15X notebooks will “not be having any additional refreshes until the next gen of GPUs is announced. Currently scheduled more towards the end of the year.”
It’s still not known whether Nvidia’s upcoming lineup of notebook GPUs will be based on the Ampere, Turing, or Pascal microarchitecture. In addition, there has been no official word regarding the naming convention that Nvidia will use for its next generation GPUs; currently, sources are divided between “GeForce 11” and “GeForce 20” series.
Despite this, consumers can at least be somewhat glad that Nvidia is indeed planning to release new GPUs this year, and knowing the company, those GPUs may come with significant improvements in areas of power consumption and most importantly, performance. Whatever it may be, given the recent release of six-core mobile CPUs, it’s pretty much safe to say that future gaming notebooks will only get even more powerful soon.
It’s worth noting, however, that Nvidia may not necessarily release its next generation mobile GPUs at the same time as their desktop counterparts. Normally, desktop-grade GPUs will be announced first. Hopefully, we’ll hear more regarding this from the green company during Computex 2018.