Nvidia mobile Pascal may officially debut at Gamescom 2016
Previous rumors hinted at an August 1st reveal date, but the 16 nm mobile Pascal series should now be making its public appearance at Gamescom 2016 from August 17th to the 21st. Benchmarks for the desktop offshoot recently leaked, which adds fuel to the fire about its imminent launch time.
According to Taiwanese publication DigiTimes, Nvidia will formally unveil its mobile Pascal series in Cologne due to the fast-growing gaming market in Europe. Nvidia is expected to announce its higher-end SKUs first as usual with the GeForce GTX 1060, GTX 1070, and GTX 1080 for laptops. The source is also claiming that Nvidia will continue to drop the "M" suffix as with the recent GTX 980 for notebooks since the performance deltas between the mobile and desktop versions have purportedly shrunk to even smaller margins.
Bargain hunters should keep a lookout in the next few weeks as older GeForce 9xxM notebooks and desktop graphics cards should be dropping in prices. Thus, gamers should expect to see deals and clearance prices from manufacturers on notebooks with the GTX 950M and above. All major gaming manufacturers from MSI to Clevo, Gigabyte, and Aorus are preparing to launch their respective gaming notebooks equipped with Pascal GPUs.