Nvidia Pascal for notebooks may be coming sooner rather than later

Nvidia Pascal for notebooks may be coming sooner rather than later
Nvidia Pascal for notebooks may be coming sooner rather than later
Mystery Asus benchmark hints at ROG refresh to coincide with the launch of mobile Pascal.

Judging by the benchmark results published by Asus for an upcoming ROG notebook, it appears likely that the manufacturer is on the cusp of announcing a new generation of Nvidia mobile GPU for its refreshed ROG lineup. According to the manufacturer, this unknown notebook and its GPU will even exceed the GTX Titan X in 3DMark 11 benchmarks. Nonetheless, there is still the small chance that Asus may be teasing a new system with GTX 980M SLI GPUs instead of a single Pascal GPU solution, though such a setup would be quite taxing on the notebook.

There are also rumors of an official unveiling of the mobile Pascal series this coming Computex next week. According to reports, the GTX 1080 (M) and 1080 (M) will replace the current GTX 980M and 970M, respectively. Following the trend should be the GTX 1060 (M) and 1050 (M) to replace the GTX 960M and 950M, respectively. It remains to be seen if Nvidia will drop the M suffix for its entire lineup of mobile GPUs like for the current GTX 980 notebook version.

The mobile version of the GTX 1080 will not likely be as fast as its desktop counterpart. Hopefully we will be able to see some pre-production samples at Taipei next week to get closer looks at the cooling solutions and the possibilities that Pascal can bring to the mobile world. First shipments of Pascal notebooks are rumored for an August time frame.

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Alexander Fagot/ Allen Ngo, 2016-05-29 (Update: 2016-05-29)
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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.