Nvidia has now officially unveiled its Geforce GTX 980 for notebooks.
Based on a fully-enabled GM204 GPU with 2048 CUDA cores for new class of ultra-performance notebook. While the Geforce GTX 980M was quite a decent chip, it appears that Nvidia wants to add a bit more graphics power to notebooks by releasing a fully-enabled desktop part.
The Geforce GTX 980 for notebooks should have a TDP under 165W on the desktop version. The GPUs should be able to handle some overclocking. Newer cooling systems with up to 2x the cooling efficiency of existing GTX gaming notebooks keep these components ticking in the tight confines of a mobile form factor, and new fan and overclocking controls enable users to tweak fan speeds, fan control curves, and clock speeds.They will be available at 4GB as well as 8GB version. Both clocked to 7Gbps. Fans should be controlled over software.
There are already plenty of partners that are bringing notebooks with the new Nvidia GTX 980 for notebooks GPU including ASUS, Aorus, Clevo and MSI. Are the gaming notebooks the future? Well the time will show, but what we already can see today is, that more and more users are focusing to gaming at notebook, as the GPU performance is already at high level. Virtual Reality with GameWorks VR, and each notebook’s HDMI outputs, allows users to explore the new era of future gaming experience.
Of the six models announced, the ASUS ROG GX700 has likely caught your eye, boasting a removable liquid cooling unit that decreases operating temperatures and raises the bar for overclocking, enabling even faster performance when you’re back in the comfort of your own home. With desktop hardware now in play, just about anything is possible.