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NVIDIA Unleashes GeForce GTX 10 Series For High-Performance Notebooks – GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 Mobile Chips With Pascal

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Aug 16, 2016
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NVIDIA has officially launched their brand new Pascal family for mobility platforms, codenamed GeForce GTX 10 series. The latest family of Pascal based, high-performance chips are aimed at gaming notebooks which include mainstream and enthusiast grade products with SLI capabilities. The Pascal driven mobility chips will offer great improvement in performance and efficiency on mobility platforms compared to last gen Maxwell GPUs.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 Series Arrive on Notebooks – Powered By GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 GPUs

There are three different GPUs that will be part of the GeForce GTX 10 series notebook family. These include the GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and the GTX 1060. The GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 GPUs are based on the GP104 GPU architecture while the GTX 1060 comes with the GP106 GPU architecture. While these chips are built for the notebook platforms, they are very similar in terms of specifications compared to their desktop designs (except the GTX 1070).

While achieving all of this unbeatable performance, the ultra-efficient Pascal architecture delivers up to 30% more battery life compared to Maxwell laptops, allowing you to game for longer in trains, planes and automobiles, and at any time you’re away from a power outlet. via GeForce

Available in various form factors on the notebook platform, the Pascal architecture offers longer battery life compared to Maxwell GPUs and record breaking performance. Let’s take a closer look at the specifications of these GPUs.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Notebook:

The GeForce GTX 1080 is the flagship chip of the lineup. The chip is based on the full GP104 die which houses 2560 CUDA cores, 160 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The chip is the first mobility solution to utilize GDDR5X memory or G5X in short. This memory is clocked at 10 GHz to deliver a bandwidth of 320 GB/s. The memory runs along a 256-bit bus interface. The TDP for the GTX 1080 would be set around 150W since it is a full fledged GP104 core.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Notebook:

The GeForce GTX 1070 (Mobility) features 2048 CUDA cores, 170 TMUs and 64 ROPs. This chip may look like it’s faster than the desktop variant but it’s actually tuned to perform as similar as the GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) variant. If you look closely at the clock speeds, we are getting 1442 MHz core and 1645 MHz boost clocks out of this variant while memory is clocked at 8 GHz. The chip features 8 GB GDDR5 memory featured across a 256-bit bus and TDP is expected around 120W.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Notebook:

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Mobility) is a mainstream gaming design that comes with the GP106 GPU. This is in fact the same GPU configuration as the GTX 1060 (Desktop) but with lower clock speeds. You get 1280 CUDA Cores, 128 TMUs and 48 ROPs from this variant. This variant is clocked at 1404 MHz core and 1670 MHz boost clocks with VRAM clocked at 8 GHz. The chip comes with 6 GB of GDDR5 memory running along a 192-bit bus interface that would pump 192.2 GB/s bandwidth.

This lineup is the first from NVIDIA that will maintain performance parity with their desktop offerings. All chips being based on the same Pascal architecture ensure that you would be getting the same level of efficiency and features as the desktop products such as DirectX 12, Vulkan API support, NVIDIA ANSEL, NVIDIA Gameworks, NVIDIA SMP (Simultaneous-Multi-Projection) support. All chips would also be VR-Ready and offer a wide array of display capabilities such as 4K/8K and HDR on laptop displays that support them.

To further harness the efficiency of the Pascal architecture, we’ve refined our BatteryBoost power-saving technology for the release of the new GTX 10-Series laptops. This new iteration of BatteryBoost better-controls framerates to prevent hitching and stuttering, whilst also optimizing CPU-GPU communication to reduce power usage and deliver a great unplugged gaming experience. via GeForce

The chips are also built using high quality components that allow higher overclocking compared to Maxwell. With Dual-FET PWM delivery, Multi-Phase power controllers and factory overclock support, you can expect these chips to offer enthusiasts a lot for their money.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 Series Notebooks (Via Videocardz):

The following notebooks are available in various configurations based on the different Pascal GPUs and Intel Skylake CPUs. MSI has a vast list of products in their lineup ranging from single chip to SLI designs that can be seen below:

NVIDIA GeForce Pascal Mobility Family Comparison:

Specification GeForce GTX 980 Notebook GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Notebook GeForce GTX 1060
Notebook
GeForce GTX 1070
Notebook
GeForce GTX 1080 Notebook
Graphics Core GM204 GP107 GP106 GP104 GP104
Manufacturing process 28nm 14nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET
CUDA Cores 2048 768 1280 2048 2560
Transistors 5.2 Billion 3.3 Billion 4.4 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion
ROP units 64 32 48 64 64
TMUs 128 48 80 128 160
Core clock speed 1064 MHz 1490 MHz 1404 Mhz 1442 MHz 1566 MHz
Max-Q Base Clock N/A N/A 1063 - 1265MHz 1101 - 1215MHz 1101 - 1290MHz
Boost clock speed 1228 MHz 1624 MHz 1670 Mhz 1645 MHz 1733 MHz
Max-Q Boost Clock N/A N/A 1341 - 1480MHz 1265 - 1379MHz 1278 - 1468MHz
Memory clock 7004 MHz 7,008 MHz 8,008 MHz 8,008 MHz 10,000 MHz
Memory interface 256-bit 128-bit 192-bit 256-bit 256-bit
Total memory bandwidth 224 GB/s 112 GB/s 192GB/s 256GB/s 320 GB/s
Total dedicated GPU memory 8 GB 4 GB 6 GB 8 GB 8 GB
VRAM Type GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5X
TDP ~150W ~60W ~80W ~120W ~150W
Max-Q Design TDP N/A N/A 60 - 70W 80 - 90W 90 - 110W
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