For more than a decade gaming notebooks have been big and bulky, in order to accommodate the cooling demands of high-end processors and graphics cards. But now NVIDIA has announced a real game changer at its 2017 Computex Keynote Presentation – the Max-Q design approach that will enable gaming notebooks to be built up to 3 times thinner as well as 3 times more powerful than current models. As a result, you can look forward to owning a gaming notebook that is as thin as an Apple MacBook Air with a powerful Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1080 graphics inside for VR and 4K gaming.
To keep the GPU running cool even during long gaming sessions, Max-Q designed laptops will integrate a sophisticated thermal and electrical design while NVIDIA’s WhisperMode Technology will allow these notebooks to run quieter than conventional gaming notebooks, as it paces the framerate during gaming for optimal power efficiency and overall acoustic level. WhisperMode will also be rolled out to all Pascal GPU-based laptops in the coming weeks through a GeForce Experience software update.
New notebooks based on the Max-Q design will begin shipping June 27th in the US, with the top-of-the-line models featuring the GTX 1080 graphics. More affordable models will be equipped with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1060 and 1070 GPUs inside. Some of the OEMs and retail partners that have confirmed products based on the new design include Acer, Aftershock, Alienware, ASUS, Clevo, Dream Machine, ECT, Gigabyte, Hasee, HP, LDLC, Lenovo, Machenike, Maingeat, Mechrovo, MSI, Multicom, Origin PC, PC Specialist, Sager, Scan, Terrans Force, Tronic’5, and XoticPC