Nvidia have announced that they will be bringing the full power of the GTX 980, a desktop-level gaming GPU, to notebooks.
While gaming laptops have come a long way in recent years, with more and more power and a smaller form-factor, they have always lagged behind their desktop counterparts when it comes to raw gaming power. This is all set to change over the coming months however, as the mobile GTX 980 will be using the same technology in the desktop graphics processor.
As shown in the image above, gaming laptops sporting the GTX 980 should be able to play the most demanding games at the highest settings with a silky smooth framerate. Even the demanding Witcher 3 managed a stunning 61 fps.
Not only will this mean that hardcore gamers can take their hobby with them wherever they go, the GTX 980 will bring enough horse power with it to support VR experiences without too much compromise. The mobile GPU will also support features from the desktop GPU, such as a custom Fan Speed Curve, 2048 Cuda Cores and G-Sync support.
While no prices have been announced to date, expect any laptop carrying this GPU to be on the highest end of gaming laptops. The GTX 780M alone cost approximately £600 when it came out, and you can expect this powerhouse to cost even more. We’d expect gaming laptops packing a GTX 980 to cost around £2,000. But hey, if you can afford it – it will offer unprecedented power on the go.
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