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Eurocom updates Sky series with Core i9-9900K and i7-9700K with support for next-generation Nvidia mobile GPUs

Eurocom updates Sky series with Core i9-9900K and i7-9700K with support for next-generation Nvidia mobile GPUs (Source: Eurocom)
Eurocom updates Sky series with Core i9-9900K and i7-9700K with support for next-generation Nvidia mobile GPUs (Source: Eurocom)
Will the GTX name live on for gaming laptops after Pascal? Eurocom will soon be updating its high-end Sky series of laptops to support both Coffee Lake Intel CPUs and mobile Turing.

The best part about having a laptop with modular components is that whenever a new generation of processors becomes available, upgrading the system can be relatively straightforward. Eurocom will be updating its high-performance Sky C series this coming October with Intel's to-be-announced Core i9-9900K and i7-9700K CPUs. Models include the 15.6-inch Sky X4C, 17.3-inch Sky X7C, and 17.3-inch Sky X9C as they are all equipped with LGA 1151 sockets to support desktop processors.

Maximum RAM capacity will get an upgrade across the board as well including on the Tornado F7 series and Sky C series. Each system will soon be able to support up to 128 GB of DDR4 RAM across four SODIMM slots whereas current configurations are limited to "just" 64 GB.

Perhaps the most intriguing tidbit from the announcement is that the aforementioned Sky models will support future unannounced Nvidia GPUs due to their versatile MXM 3 slots. We can fully expect a proper Pascal successor for mobile perhaps sooner rather than later if resellers like Eurocom are already preparing for its arrival.

It's possible that Nvidia will introduce a different naming convention yet again for its next generation of laptop GPUs. At best, the diverging names could simply be an attempt by the chipmaker to better distinguish between its laptop and desktop GPUs since mobile Pascal GPUs have the exact same names as their desktop counterparts. At worse, however, we could be seeing a relatively minor refresh for mobile gamers.

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Allen Ngo, 2018-08-22 (Update: 2018-10- 9)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.