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NVIDIA announces new GTX 10-series mobile GPUs

By Kenny Yeo - on 16 Aug 2016, 11:51am

NVIDIA announces new GTX 10-series mobile GPUs

NVIDIA introduces the new GeForce GTX 10-series GPUs for gaming notebooks.

Earlier this year, NVIDIA announced its all-new Pascal architecture for GPUs. It was a stunning success for the company. The new architecture offered gamers unprecedented performance and efficiency, as seen in the all-conquering GeForce GTX 1080, the fan favorite GeForce GTX 1070, and the new mainstream GeForce GTX 1060.

And now, NVIDIA is bringing its Pascal architecture to notebooks. Today, NVIDIA announced new GeForce GTX 10-series mobile GPUs for gaming notebooks.

Last generation Maxwell mobile GPUs were already pretty impressive, and helped bridged the performance gap between desktop and mobile GPUs, but the new Pascal mobile GPUs are even more amazing.

The latest Pascal-based mobile GPUs will be up to 75% faster than last generation's Maxwell-based mobile GPUs.

The first thing you’ll notice is that unlike previous mobile GPUs from NVIDIA, these new GPUs do no have the “m” suffix. That’s because the new GeForce GTX 10-series mobile GPUs are architecturally similar to their desktop counterparts, and will offer very similar levels of performance. According to NVIDIA, these new mobile GPUs will have a maximum performance deviation of just 10% when compared to their desktop counterparts.

Compared to the older Maxwell mobile GPUs, NVIDIA says users can expect performance improvements of up to a whopping 75%.

How fast are the new NVIDIA mobile GPUs? The mobile variant of the GeForce GTX 1080 managed a score of 9342 on Fire Strike Extreme.

In fact, NVIDIA claims that the new mobile GeForce GTX 1080 GPU will be able to run the latest Triple-A game titles like Mirror’s Edge, Overwatch, and Doom, in Full-HD and high graphics settings in excess of 120fps per second.

Performance aside, the new GeForce GTX 10-series mobile GPUs will also be more power efficient. Thanks to the new Pascal architecture along with improved BatteryBoost optimizations, NVIDIA claims that these new mobile GPUs will provide up to 30% longer battery life while gaming on battery. Longer battery life aside, the new BatteryBoost optimizations will also reduce frame rate variances when playing off battery power.

And it goes without saying that these new mobile GPUs will support all the latest NVIDIA technology such as Ansel, GPU Boost 3.0, Simultaneous Multi-Projection, Lens Matched Shading, G-Sync, and more.

Here are the key specifications of NVIDIA’s new mobile GPUs:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-series mobile GPU specifications
Model GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce GTX 1070 GeForce GTX 1060
Cores  2560 2048 1280 
Boost Clock Speed 1733MHz 1645MHz  1670MHz
Memory Speed 10,000MHz DDR 8,000MHz DDR 8,000MHz DDR 



The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-series mobile GPUs will be supported by all the major notebook manufacturers including Acer, Alienware, Aftershock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, and many more.

These new notebooks will come in a variety sizes, some as thin as 18mm and as light as 1.8kg. This is made possible by the new GPUs’ amazing power efficiency and thermal characteristics.

Additionally, NVIDIA also said that thanks to the performance of its new mobile GPUs, notebook manufacturers will now also offer models with 120Hz refresh rate displays, as well as displays supporting the popular 1440p resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels).

Here are some notebooks that will be powered by NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 10-series mobile GPUs.

The new MSI GT73, powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080.

The new 17-inch HP Omen 17 will be powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070.

The new ASUS ROG G752 can be equipped with a fast 120Hz display and will be powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 will be found in thinner notebooks, such as the MSI GS43.

Expect these notebooks to be available very soon. To whet your appetite, check out our preview of the new ASUS ROG GX800, which features not one, but two mighty GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI!