Nvidia is reportedly doing away with Mobile GPUs

Nvidia are reportedly doing away with Mobile GPUs

Nvidia are reportedly doing away with Mobile GPUs

Nvidia is reportedly doing away with Mobile GPUs


Right now desktop GPUs and mobile GPUs are very different, with the M versions of desktop parts often coming with vastly different performance than the desktop part with the same name.

One example of this is the GTX 970m, which has both lower clock speeds and a lower GPU core count than a desktop GTX 970 ( 1280 cores at 993MHz vs 1664 cores at 1178MHz). Mobile PC gamers are often confused by this naming scheme, but if reports from PCGAMER are true, this naming scheme may be coming to an end. 

With Nvidia's new Pascal architecture offering a massive leap in efficiency when compared to its predecessors it is now possible for mobile GPUs to come with the same specifications as it's desktop equivalent while maintaining a low TDP, meaning that future Nvidia GPUs may have a low enough TDP to work on mobile platforms.  

Effectively this generation a laptop with a GTX 1060 will have the same performance as it's desktop counterpart with a GTX 1060, as the hypothetical GTX 1060 would have a low enough TDP to work well on mobile platforms. 

  Nvidia are reportedly doing away with Mobile GPUs  

Nvidia has already been walking down this path with the release of the mobile GTX 980, which has the same specifications and performance as a desktop GTX 980. 


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Most Recent Comments

02-06-2016, 13:37:53

if they can do it and meet the heat restraints then thats a good thing
who knows consoles may benifit tooQuote

02-06-2016, 13:54:02

"With Nvidia's new Polaris architecture offering a massive leap in efficiency..."
Pascal, not Polaris. Also, that paragraph basically repeats after the picture.Quote

03-06-2016, 16:12:37

If this is true then why does the Aorus X7 Pro laptop come with dual GTX1080M.Quote

03-06-2016, 17:47:24

they already did fully boded 980 gpu's in sli in a laptop.Quote

04-06-2016, 00:01:22

Cause Aorus is crazy

Quite like they designs, coolings not great thought.Quote

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