Nvidia Manages to Squeeze GeForce GTX 980 desktop GPU into Laptops
Nvidia has announced that its top-end GeForce GTX 980 GPU is headed to laptops. The GTX 980 for laptops is exactly the same as the desktop version, which is expected to bring identical performance to to notebook gaming.
Besides the high-end graphics, the new notebooks will be equipped with lightning-fast 7 Gbps memory, 4-8 phase power supplies, and Nvidia’s G-SYNC technology. The systems will be designed with overclocking in mind, offering unlocked GPUs and CPUs, and fan control for extreme cooling solutions.
Nvidia said in a blog post:
The unrivaled efficiency of the Maxwell architecture combined with system innovations enables us to put the same GeForce GTX 980 2,048-core GPU into these notebooks. The result is glorious: For the first time, extreme desktop gaming — without any compromises — has come to notebooks.
The experiences are nothing short of incredible. Play the latest games — such as The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, Grand Theft Auto V, Mad Max, Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain and The Killing Floor 2 — at maxed out graphics settings. Imagine gaming across three displays in full HD for a completely immersive gaming experience. Yep, with these notebooks you can do that, too.
As the GTX 980 is “fully certified by Oculus,” the upcoming gaming laptops will feature support for the full set of GameWorks VR technologies, delivering fast, responsive and immersive VR that you can put in your backpack.
Along with Aorus, ASUS, MSI and Clevo, Nvidia has partnered up with a number of local gaming brands to manufacture this glorious new breed of gaming machines.
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