CES 2022 | Nvidia announces fourth-generation Max-Q technologies for gaming and creator laptops
Nvidia caught a lot of flak (rightfully so) for ditching the Max-P and Max-Q nomenclature for its laptop graphics cards. Thankfully, Max-Q is all set to make a comeback, but with a twist. Nvidia talked about its upcoming fourth-generation Max-Q 4 tech at CES 2022 shortly after AMD announced something similar for laptop parts. We expect to see the following feature debut in upcoming Nvidia-powered laptops later this year.
Nvidia says that fourth-generation Max-Q uses "artificial intelligence" to dynamically shift power between the CPU and GPU depending on the workload. It also uses new "Rapid Core Scaling" and "CPU Optimizer" technologies to ramp up specific cores to higher speeds, which should come in handy for multi-core workloads. In essence, your Nvidia GeForce graphics card will soon be able to control your CPU to a certain extent.
Fourth-generation Max-Q also has something in store for those without a reliable power source to charge the laptop's battery. It will play around with CPU/GPU usage, in-game framerates/resolutions and several other parameters to squeeze more life from a laptop. Nvidia claims that one can get up to 70% more uptime with Battery Boost 2.0 enabled.