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NVIDIA's Max-Q design brings thinner and faster gaming notebooks than ever before!

By Vijay Anand & Ian Chee - on 30 May 2017, 7:59pm

NVIDIA's Max-Q design will bring thinner and faster gaming notebooks than ever before!

Slim notebooks sporting a top-end GPU sounds about as unreal as man landing on Mars. Today, NVIDIA defies that logic with Max-Q, a new design approach that will lead to thinner, quieter and faster gaming notebooks. The company has also said that gaming notebooks sporting this design will be available starting June 27.

Max-Q started off as an important part of NASA’s mission to launch man into space. NVIDIA has taken the design philosophy and applied it to gaming notebooks, which translates to precision engineered machines that are up to three times thinner and faster than before. The company also says that we can expect to have gaming notebooks powered by its GeForce GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 GPUs that are down to 18mm thin, comparable to a MacBook Air. Here's how Max-Q pushes PC gaming on laptops to the next level:-

  • Optimizing GPUs for max efficiency: Max-Q combines a new way of operating the GPU for peak efficiency, with optimizations such as a low voltage optimized clock curve that wrings out gaming performance while reducing power.

  • Optimal Playable Settings: Game Ready drivers have been tuned to deliver optimal system efficiency while delivering a great gaming experience for every game on every system.

  • Advanced Thermal Solutions and Optimal Regulator Efficiency: To squeeze even more performance out of a system, Max-Q designed laptops are engineered with sophisticated thermal and electrical design. New advanced thermal solutions, along with unprecedented regulator efficiency, enable dramatically higher performance and quieter operations in thin gaming laptops than in anything else currently available.

These three ingredients come together to deliver the ultimate portable gaming machine.

Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, announcing the Max-Q design at Computex 2017.

Here's NVIDIA highlighting the difference that Max-Q will bring to the table.

Assuming that all gaming notebook makers adopt this design, it would mean the end of bulky machines that are powerful at the cost of being impractical in terms of portability. This is terrific news for gamers who prefer gaming notebooks as their main machine of choice - be it at home or anywhere on the move.

Here's the new ASUS ROG Zephyrus sporting the new Max-Q design.

ASUS is among the first of a slew of leading OEM and system vendors to showcase Max-Q designed gaming laptops, such as the new ASUS ROG Zephyrus. Just under 18mm thin, it is able to cram a GeForce GTX 1080 GPU!

Alongside notebooks with rocket science for design language, NVIDIA also introduced what it calls the 'WhisperMode' tech. Essentially, it configures graphic settings of games for optimal power efficiency and pacing frame rates, resulting in a quieter gaming experience. Of course, you can assume direct control over the way it works via the GeForce Experience software on machines running Pascal GPUs.

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