NVIDIA has finally unveiled the mobile counterparts of the GTX 1000 serious which include the GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 video cards.
The company has started the first mobile GPU model without the M in the naming process with the GTX 980 in 2015. Now, the new Pascal-powered video cards will be available for new gaming laptops which could release soon for those who want to take their gaming experience with them on the go.
NVIDIA Program Manager Mark Aevermann said that the Pascal GPU architecture made it possible to bring the GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 to laptops without having to sacrifice their performance, The Verge has learned. The company also demonstrated the power of the mobile GTX 1080 by running Gears of War 4 at 4K and it provided a stable 60 frames per second.
Just like its bigger desktop brother, the GTX 1080 mobile GPU will also have 2560 CUDA cores. It will run at 1733MHz for the base clock and will also have the same 8GB GDDR5X memory that the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1060 do not have.
Meanwhile, the GTX 1070 will have 2048 CUDA cores which is more than its desktop counterpart. The move was designed to make the card more powerful without having to crank up the frequencies too much in order for it not to overheat too much.
NVIDIA admits that the desktop counterpart of the GTX 1000 series mobile video cards will be about 10 percent faster due to the cooling and power efficiency factors, Forbes reported. Of course, the laptops would still be more expensive due to the mobility factor and gamers who are budget-conscious are better off just building a desktop rig if mobility is not an issue.
GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 mobile video cards will be present in several OEM’s laptops such as those from Acer, Alienware, ASUS, EVGA, Razer, MSI and many more. They would also be VR-ready for those with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift VR headsets ready.