Nvidia Could Launch Pascal-based GTX 10-Series for Laptops in August
For the past few days, we have been hearing rumors that Nvidia is working on Pascal based GPUs for notebooks that won’t be standard ‘M’ versions but desktop-class GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 with only minor changes.
Now a new report has just the web which claims that Nvidia is almost ready with these new GeForce GTX 10-series for laptops but won’t launch till the first week of August. The report comes via BenchLife which also leaked out a screenshot revealing the new mobile Pascal graphics card series is codenamed N17x Family GPU.
Originally reported by PC Gamer, citing unnamed sources, the GTX 10-series for laptops won’t be cut down by Nvidia to reach lower TDPs for mobile devices. Rather they will be fully-fledged GPUs and the only changes that could be introduced will be a slightly lower TDP. Everything else including core configurations, memory controllers, and boost clock speeds are expected to remain the same.
Usually, GPU makers like Nvidia and AMD build separate graphics chips for laptops and desktops. They offer M versions of GPUs that are cut down variant of the regular version. However, Nvidia is looking to break the trend with its GTX 10-series for laptops.
The company might follow something similar to what it did when launched the mobile variant of the GTX 980. The card features GM204 GPU with the same CUDA core count and boost clock speed as the desktop version, but at a lower TDP – closer to 145W than 165W. In other words, Nvidia might apply this strategy to the entire Pascal based GPU lineup for notebooks.
This is an exciting news for gaming laptop users as they would be able to enjoy high-quality gaming experience that is currently limited to desktop users. We’ll update you as soon as we get an official word from Nvidia regarding the GTX 10-series for laptops. Stay tuned!