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NVIDIA Drops Pascal Desktop GPUs Into Laptops With Mobile GeForce GTX 10-Series ( 42

MojoKid writes: NVIDIA's new Pascal core graphics architecture is being driven throughout the company's entire product portfolio, as is typically the case. Today, NVIDIA brings Pascal to notebooks with the introduction of the NVIDIA Mobile GeForce GTX 10-Series. What's interesting is that the first laptop-targeted GPUs are actually quite similar to their desktop counterparts. In fact, all three of the Mobile GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics processors NVIDIA is announcing today come sans the traditional "M" tacked on the end of their model numbers. As it turns out, the migration to a 16nm manufacturing process with Pascal has been kind to NVIDIA and the Mobile GeForce GTX 1080 and Mobile GeForce GTX 1060 have nearly identical specs to their desktop counterparts, from CUDA core counts, to boost, and memory clock speeds. However, the Mobile GeForce GTX 1070 actually has a few more CUDA cores at 2048, versus 1920 for the desktop GTX 1070 (with slightly lower clocks). By tweaking boost clock peaks and MXM module power requirements, NVIDIA was able to get these new Pascal mobile GPUs into desktop replacement class machines and even 5-pound, 15-inch class standard notebook designs (for the 1060). In the benchmarks, the new Mobile GeForce GTX 10-Series blows pretty much any previous discrete notebook graphics chip out of the water and smooth 4K or 120Hz gaming is now possible on notebook platforms.
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NVIDIA Drops Pascal Desktop GPUs Into Laptops With Mobile GeForce GTX 10-Series

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    It's a good thing I still have my Pascal User Manual and Report. After all these years it may come in handy again!

  • So where am I being screwed?
    Is the mobile version running a lot slower, or is the desktop version just rubbish?

    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by jawtheshark ( 198669 ) *
      ... on battery life, mostly ;-)
      • by tlhIngan ( 30335 )

        on battery life, mostly ;-)

        What?! You can use them on batteries?! I thought they were PCs with built in UPSes so you can go from wall socket to wall socket, or shut it down gracefully in the event of a blackout...

        They are mobile computers in that they have everything you need built in, and a UPS to help you move it from socket to socket...

    • by Anonymous Coward

      ... by being told you need 4K on a laptop.

    • So where am I being screwed?
      Is the mobile version running a lot slower, or is the desktop version just rubbish?

      You will not be screwed, just burned badly by a 200W GPU in a too slim ultrabook.

    • by Kjella ( 173770 )

      So where am I being screwed? Is the mobile version running a lot slower, or is the desktop version just rubbish?

      The GTX 1080 "mobile" solution reportedly has a TDP of 150W, the desktop version 180W so first of all it won't be in any ordinary laptop. It's a basically a die harvested version, presumably at a solid premium so price-wise I'm guessing you'll pay considerably more for the mobile version. What it does say is that nVidia could make a bigger more bad-ass card but we already knew that, but $/transistor hasn't improved as much as watt/transistor. The GTX 1080 has 7.2 billion transistors vs the GTX 980's 5.2 bil

    • With most graphics cards, you can cut power consumption by 30%-50% if you're willing to lose 10%-20% performance. Just drop the frequency and voltage a bit.

      Desktop parts are tuned toward the higher end of what the hardware can handle. You've got the power and cooling to support it, and you need to win the performance.

      Most people are interested in overclocking, further showing that the chip and board designers are right in choosing to sacrifice efficiency for more performance. For the desktop market.

      If they

  • I really wish companies wouldn't re-use terms that were common for some other major product or service in, say, the last 100 years. Every time I see these NVIDIA news posts I think "woot, finally get to use Pascal again, er... oh."

    I know, get off my lawn, etc etc.

    • Also, don't name your product "android" unless it's an actual humanlike robot. Ditto for "hoverboard" etc. And don't even get me started about "bandwidth".
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 17, 2016 @07:19AM (#52718445)

    will be called Turbo Pascal

  • I think the most interesting thing is it will bring VR to notebooks - most current notebooks doesn't work with VR, even if the GPU is strong enough to support it. Problem with VR on current notebooks:
    “The problem is that even if the dedicated card generates an image, the integrated card is what outputs that image to a monitor,” Lyons told me. “With VR, that monitor is your headset. Unfortunately integrated cards just aren’t powerful enough to output images to a VR headset without la
  • Skylake and Mobile GTX-1060, maybe?

    NVIDIA Mobile GeForce GTX 1060:
    GPU Core: GP 106
    TDP: Approx 75 Watts
    1280 Cores
    1400MHz Base, 1670MHz Boost Clock
    Memory: 6GB GDDR5
    Memory IF 192-Bit, 8Gps Datarate

    Yikes, 75 watts. Never mind, there's no way Apple's going to use this in anything but the iMacs.

  • by slashdice ( 3722985 ) on Wednesday August 17, 2016 @11:34AM (#52719571)
    It's like when somebody names their daughter Chlamydia because it sounds nice and they have no idea it might mean something else.

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