Nvidia’s new “VR ready” notebook GPUs are another small step to making virtual reality mainstream

Nvidia brings its latest desktop GTX 10-series GPUs to laptops, and aims to bring VR to the gaming masses.

GTX 10-series GPUs

You don’t need a desktop PC to be able to make use of VR, as Nvidia releases three new GeForce GTX 10-series GPUs for laptops.

The new Pascal-powered chips are the GeForce GTX 1080, GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1060.

Here are the technical specs:

GTX 10-series GPU tech specs

Since laptop sales have been outperforming desktop sales ever since 2010, it makes sense for Nvidia to bring its latest desktop GTX technology to portables. And yes, these are desktop-grade GPUs and not cut-down mobile versions.

The biggest and best trick up the sleeve of the new GTX 10-series GPUs is that they are VR ready, and Nvidia hopes that these GPUs will result in an uptick in the number of VR-capable notebooks that are in use.

And they’re not as expensive as you might think, with Nvidia claiming that notebook can be had for as little as $1,299.

Systems powered by the new GTX 10-series GPUs are available from all the major hardware makers, such as MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte. At the top end are systems such as this GeForce GTX 1080-powered laptop from MSI, which retails for $3,600

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