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Frank Azor confirms the new Dell XPS 15 will not feature the RTX 2060

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU won't be included in the configuration options for this year's XPS. (Source: Nvidia)
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU won't be included in the configuration options for this year's XPS. (Source: Nvidia)
Dell executive and prolific tweeter, Frank Azor, has once more taken to the social network with information that will be disappointing to some. The owner of a Dell XPS 15 9530 asked Azor if the company was planning on fitting the new Dell XPS 15 with Nvidia’s powerful GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card. The response was resoundingly negative.

There will be a huge amount of Dell fans waiting on tenterhooks for the company’s new XPS models. Notebookcheck already reported on potential additions such as OLED panels and Ice Lake processors, but one thing that definitely won’t be added is Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2060. According to Frank Azor, the problem with this GPU is that it consumes too much power and produces too much heat. These are definitely two issues no XPS owner wants to have to contend with.

But just because the refreshed XPS 15 won’t be featuring the RTX 2060, it doesn’t mean there aren’t any Dell products that will have graphics powered by this fast chip. In the same tweet, Azor recommends the new Alienware m15 laptop that will come with an option to include the GeForce RTX 2060. The Alienware-branded device is part of the company's updated slim gaming series, and Azor points out that its weight is “less than 1lb difference” in comparison to the XPS 15.

In fact, the new m15 and m17 laptops can offer much more than just the RTX 2060 in terms of GPU choice. Graphics options have been specified as thus: GTX 1050Ti (4 GB), RTX 2060 (6 GB), RTX 2070 Max-Q (6 GB), and RTX 2080 Max-Q (8 GB). It’s a wise decision for Dell’s engineers to consider potential heat problems with the new XPS, as there have been plenty of instances of older XPS models failing because of overheating graphics cards.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-01-19 (Update: 2019-01-19)