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