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    So according to PC Gamer, they have a "source" who tells them NVIDIA will be readying it's newest Pascal chips for the mobile form factor and they will be released sometime in August/September of this year.  In addition, the rumor is these new GPUs will not be cut down M variants but be full-fledged desktop GPUs crammed into high performance notebooks (e.g. MSI and Clevo) but just clocked lower to fit the TDP and power envelope. That shouldn't really come as a surprise to anyone since NVIDIA crammed a 165W desktop 980 in notebooks last year and with GTX 1070 only sipping 150W and GTX 1080 at 180W, it makes sense to release these as soon as possible.

     

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    According to our contacts, Nvidia is readying the release of its new 10-series chips for notebooks. The kick is, they won't be M versions of desktop GPUs. They will be the same chips used on the desktops, just operating at a lower TDP—we're told there will be the same number of shader units, etc.

     

    We're also told that Nvidia will not go back to producing separate M versions of its desktop GPUs, which is good news for those looking for better gaming performance on the road or in a desktop replacement type notebook. 

     

    Despite what PC Gamer says, we may yet still see M variants with different names down the line as there are a lot of gamers out there that still want high performance chips but with thinner profiles and longer battery lives but that will probably come sometime after the 1080/1070 are released for notebooks. In addition, we've still got AMD's newest Polaris coming and with the 480 only consuming 150W, AMD could easily shoehorn that into a notebook just as NVIDIA is doing so we expect both companies to announce availability of their newest notebook graphics chips soon. 

     

     

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    21 hours ago, SillyNewb said:

    Would it be possible to install one of these on an M17X R4 with an unlocked BIOS?

    1070 is possible with a lot of work to the Chassis, you need a 120Hz Display and you can use the original A13 Bios.

    For 1080 i'm not sure if there's one that fits in the Chassis and i think you need a extra power connector for the card.

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    Interesting article. I am very interested in playing VR games. I often play VR games in the center of virtual reality in Melbourne - https://virivr.com.au/ . I want to buy a virtual reality helmet - Oculus Rift. But this helmet is best connected to a powerful PC. Since I have an old PC, I decided to buy a new laptop. Now there are a lot of different laptops on the Internet. Video cards starting from GTX 1060 are "VR ready". Therefore, there are a lot of variants of laptops for playing VR games. Will be a difference in the quality of VR games on a laptop with a GTX 1060 video card and a GTX 1070 video card? I would be grateful for the help.

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