Report: GTX 1080 and 1070 Notebooks Coming Soon, Won’t be the M Versions
Every company that brings new technology to the table, wants for their tech to be implemented in as much devices as possible, and it seems that Nvidia is planning to bring its flagship graphics card, GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, to gaming notebooks. According to a report from PCgamer, suggest that Nvidia GTX 1080 and 1070 notebooks are in the works. The site claims that their insider contacts are confident that, Nvidia is ready to release its 10-series chips for notebooks.
The most interesting thing this report claims is that these will not be M versions of GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, but will be the same chips used in desktop versions which will be operating at a lower TDP. However, shader units will be the same.
The report also suggests that Nvidia has no plans to produce any separate M versions of any its desktop GPUs. It is a good news for those who want desktop level performance for their laptops and notebooks.
Traditionally, the M version of Nvidia GPUs are cut down in terms of performance compared to the desktop counterpart, but it seems that things are changing and fast.
Given that Nvidia has already revealed both of its flagship cards, we are speculating that these chips in notebooks and laptops will be available by October. It makes sense that Nvidia has dropped its Geforce M series GPUs, given the power and efficiency of the 10-series.
Obviously core clock and voltages will be tweaked to bring the power usage down, and it seems Nvidia has taken a trick out of Intel’s book. Since second generation of Intel core processors, the CPUs have very low base clock, but they turbo up to relatively high clock speeds under right conditions, and Nvidia might implement this technique for notebook GPUs.
If you are looking for a new gaming laptop, you might want to consider waiting few months, as GTX 1080 and 1070 notebooks might be available by October.