Nvidia Pushes For Thinner Gaming Laptops

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NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has always been predominantly known as a graphics card maker for PCs, and its new designs promise to change the look of gaming laptops very soon.

Nvidia is now applying a similar design approach to a new lineup of gaming laptops that allows OEMs to produce designs as small as 18 millimeters thick. Based on Nvidia's current Pascal architecture, the initiative allows for greater performance to be packed into thinner devices.

This means that the days of lugging around bulky and heavy gaming laptops could be at an end, with Nvidia stating that the Max-Q platform could lead to gaming laptops that are as thin as 18mm - around the same thickness as a MacBook Air. If you are a demanding gamer who would never play anything less than 4K and will want VR support, the top of the line Max Q model is the one to go for which will be expensive without questions.

NVIDIA today also announced WhisperMode technology that laptops run much quieter while gaming.

NVIDIA has extensive experience in gathering data about GPU utilization, and with GeForce Experience, the company has a lot of additional data about what game settings affect performance/power.

The company at its Computex announcement said that the new laptops following Max-Q design will be three times thinner with up to three times the performance of previous generation products.

Nvidia is working with the usual PC-making suspects to help build these devices, and the likes of Asus, Acer, and MSI have already unveiled notebooks that'll follow the Max-Q guidelines. But with a powerful Max-Q laptop tucked away in your backpack, suddenly your morning subway commute becomes less of an ordeal when you can spend the time exploring a whole different world between stops.

Secondly, the weight will reduce from 10Lbs to 5Lbs, which is half of weight reduction Max-Q technology will offer.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the impact, performance, benefits and availability of Max-Q and WhisperMode are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations.

Not every laptop will require a new design.

When it is launched on 27 June this year, the Max-Q will power a bunch of laptops with Nvidia's GeForce GTX cards, comprising: the GTX 1080, GTX 1070 or GTX 1060.

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