Nvidia in collaboration with various laptop OEMs has unveiled more than 100 new gaming laptops, powered by Nvidia GeForce range of GPUs with advanced specifications.
100+ laptops with GeForce paired with Intel and AMD’s new notebook CPUs, while only the RTX Super chips are truly new from Nvidia.) Better yet, Nvidia says that every single RTX laptop will support 144Hz display options, and over 25 notebooks with blisteringly fast 300Hz screens are on the way. These 100+ new laptop designs should be even more efficient than previous GeForce-packing laptops and previous RTX laptops—as improvements made to Nvidia’s Max-Q technology.
Nvidia introduced Max-Q several years ago with the mobile GeForce GTX 10-series lineup. Max-Q technology was pivotal in finally making gaming laptops at least somewhat portable to outright svelte (case in point: the new Asus ROG Zephyrus G14). Max-Q GPUs ship with lowered clock speeds and power draws than their full-fat, non-Max-Q laptop cousins, and include other tweaks to improve power efficiency.
Nvidia also announced 10 new RTX Studio laptops which are coming, with RTX Super GPUs and Intel’s 10th-gen Core processors inside. Nvidia’s RTX Studio initiative certifies that a notebook gives content creators powerful computer hardware and rock-solid, creation-focused “Nvidia Studio” drivers to match, all in a slimmer-than-you’d-think design enabled by Max-Q.
RTX Studio laptops need the following at a minimum:
- GPU: RTX 2060, Quadro RTX 3000 or higher
- CPU: Intel Core i7 (H-series) or higher
- RAM: 16GB or higher
- SSD: 512GB or higher
- Display: 1080p or 4K
NVIDIA has worked with its memory partners to increase memory efficiency while delivering high performance with new lower voltage GDDR6 memory.
A breakthrough display innovation that delivers long battery life and immersive, stutter-free gameplay from NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. Advanced Optimus controls which GPU is driving the display and intelligently determines the right GPU for the right workload at the right time, dynamically switching on the fly without needing a system reboot.
It is powered by AI processors on RTX GPUs called Tensor Cores, DLSS 2.0 is an improved deep learning neural network that boosts frame rates while generating beautiful, sharp images for games.
The new Dynamic Boost feature is what really gives your GPU more juice when needed most. Dynamic Boost sounds a lot like AMD’s SmartShift technology, which debuted in Ryzen 4000 laptops.
The first set of new laptops from Acer, ASUS, Clevo, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Razer and more will be available from 15 April. Some of the models will be available from May and the pricing will vary from model to model, depending on the RAM, storage, CPU, and the display configuration.
The Acer Nitro 5, ASUS ROG Strix G15, HP Omen 15, MSI GF65 Thin, the Lenovo Legion Y540, Lenovo legion 5i and the MSI GF65 Thin will be the first set of gaming laptops with the RTX 2060 GPU that comes with a starting price of $999.