NVIDIA Launches Desktop-like Graphics For Laptop | GeForce GTX 1080, 1070, 1060


nvidia-geforce-gtx-10-series-laptops-a-laptop-for-every-gamerShort Bytes: Nvidia has launched three new 10-series graphics cards GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070, GTX 1060. These cards are designed to offer desktop-like performance on laptop machines. These GeForce GPUs also enable to have VR capabilities right out of the box.

When it comes to gaming, a person does give a second thought when he/she has to choose between a laptop and desktop. And clearly, the graphics cards available for desktops are better than the ones for laptops. Graphics cards designed for desktops have the advantage of a better power supply and cooling system. On the other hand, the components have to be cramped inside the chassis of a laptop.

Nvidia, with its new GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards, has decided to fill this gap. Their Pascal Architecture-based GPUs offer far better performance boost as compared to the previous series in addition to lowering the power consumption.

The company notes that the laptop market is ballooning and the sales, expected to get a rise of 28% this year, are outperforming the sales for other platforms like Xbox, PlayStation, and desktop gaming computers.

GeForce GTX 1080

  • Boost Clock Speed: 1733MHz
  • CUDA Cores: 2560
  • Video RAM: 8 gigs of GDDR5X
  • Price: $699

GeForce GTX 1070

  •  Boost Clock Speed: 1,645MHz
  • CUDA Cores: 2048
  • Video RAM: 8 gigs of GDDR5
  • Price: $449

GeForce GTX 1060

  •  Boost Clock Speed: 1,670MHz
  • CUDA Cores: 1280
  • Video RAM: 6 gigs of GDDR5
  • Price: $299

The GeForce 10-series cards also provide support for Nvidia’s virtual reality development platform VRWorks Technologies. Laptops installed with the GPU will be VR-ready out of the box. “The increase in VR-capable notebooks will also have an obvious benefit for the VR game developers,” Brian Bruke writes in a blog post. “Suddenly developers can do their cutting-edge work wherever they choose, no longer anchored to a desktop.”

Image: Nvidia
Image: Nvidia

The cards also support Nvidia’s game snapshot taking feature Ansel which enables gamers to capture high-quality pictures during gaming sessions.

Nvidia recently launched the absurdly priced Titan X desktop GPU which was also based on the Pascal architecture.

You can purchase the GTX 1080, GTX 1070, and GTX 1060-powered laptops from various OEMs and system builders like Alienware, MSI, Razer, HP, ASUS, Lenovo, EVGA, AVA Direct etc.

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Aditya Tiwari

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya likes to cover topics related to Microsoft, Windows 10, Apple Watch, and interesting gadgets. But when he is not working, you can find him binge-watching random videos on YouTube (after he has wasted an hour on Netflix trying to find a good show). Reach out at [email protected]
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