PCR goes hands-on with Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX 10 series notebooks – in pictures

Nvidia has unveiled its super fast range of graphics cards for notebooks and PCR got a chance to check them out.

PCR was in attendence as Nvidia revealed its latest range of graphics cards for notebooks which – in our opinion – are perhaps the most impressive gaming notebooks of the current generation. 

On paper the, the cards which are built on the same Pascal architecture as their desktop counterparts, are very impressing, boasting a 76 per cent more powerful than Nvidia’s previous generation of notebook GPUs. Like the desktop versions, the cards come in 1080, 1070 and 1060 forms with no ‘M’ denomination. 

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Nvidia claims that the cards will perform to within 10 per cent of the desktop versions, leading to AAA titles looking better than ever on a notebook, with titles like Overwatch, Doom and Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst running at 147, 145 and 126 FPS respectively on ultra settings. 

These cards are not only unprecedentedly quick for a notebook but also virtual reality (VR) ready. From our experience, there was no discernable difference in VR performance between the notebooks and similarly specced desktop.

The GTX 10-Series GPUs for notebooks also include support for the latest Nvidia battery boost technology, delivering up to 2x more battery life while gaming and ensuring significantly smoother gameplay when unplugged from the wall.

Also featured is Nvidia’s G-Sync technology, the best gaming displays are getting even better, marking the first time that 2500×1400 resolution and 120Hz displays are available in a notebook.

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Gaming notebooks equipped with a the GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 are now available from leading notebook OEMs and system builders, including Acer, Alienware, ASUS, Clevo, EVGA, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Origin, Razer, Sager and XMG. Features, availability and pricing will vary but the company predicts entry-level 1060-equipped cards to start life at around $1,300. 

You can read a further analysis of the 10-Series on notebooks along with our hands-on thoughts in the September issue of PCR.

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