NVIDIA announces GTX 1080, 1070, 1060 Laptop GPUs

Earlier this weekend, NVIDIA announced the much awaited laptop version of its 10-series GPUs. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, 1070, 1060 are finally here and according to the company, they will not be named as GTX 1080M, 1070M, 1060M, (as it usually named different for laptops) since they were able to close the performance gap between desktop class and laptop class GPUs (see table below). NVIDIA claims that the new GPUs are upto 75 percent faster compared to its Maxwell-based GPUs in 4K (GTX 980, 980M, 970M). This also means that all the three newly announced GPUs will be able to handle 4K much better than its predecessors. NVIDIA also claims that all the three GPUs can handle VR and will support NVIDIA’s VRWorks Technology.


NVIDIA gave a headline statement a few months ago when the company introduced its new 10-series desktop class GPUs. The new Pascal architecture based GPU lineup is made using 16 nm processors, making them power efficient. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is currently the best GPU you can buy. The company is using the same architecture and technology for its new laptop GPUs. What’s more is that the NVIDIA 10-series will be powerful enough to provide for the new 120Hz G-Sync panels which were also launched alongside the GPUs.

NVIDIA has also updated its battery boost technology and with it, the 10-series laptop GPUs claim to provide 2X battery life. This enabled NVIDIA to raise the overclocking overhead. The 900M series GPUs had a 100MHz overclocking capacity. Now with the 10-series GPUs, it is raised to 300MHz. NVIDIA has extended support for both Ansel and Vulcan technologies.

GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce GTX 1070 GeForce GTX 1060
GPU Architecture Pascal Pascal Pascal
CUDA Cores 2560 2048 1280
Frame Buffer 8 GB GDDR5X 8 GB GDDR5 Up to 6 GB GDDR5
Memory Speed 10 Gbps 8 Gbps 8 Gbps
Boost Clock 1733 MHz 1645 MHz 1670 MHz

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