nVidia 2015 mobile speculation thread

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Cloudfire, May 9, 2015.

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  1. Ethrem

    Ethrem Notebook Prophet

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    I've already issued two infractions, keep the flames out of here everyone.

    @Cloudfire Have dies this large been used in mobile before? I see your point but they must have extremely high hopes for Pascal if they feel confident enough to release a single GPU this powerful for mobile.
     
  2. n=1

    n=1 YEAH SCIENCE!

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    It translated to Mars because apparently that's what they're going to name the laptop. Well a literal translation would be "God of War", and Mars is the God of War in Roman mythology.

    But that snippet is full of lulz for another reason: it actually mentions something along the lines of Intel and nVidia no longer have a strong competitor, thus progress is expected to slow down. And then in the same breath apparently 990M will come out in Q4 this year, have 980M SLI performance, and cost more.

    Full of lulz.
     
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    Last time we had a big die on mobile was GTX 480M. 529mm^2 GF100. It was a disaster. Nvidia had to disable and underclock the chip so much to stay within thermal and power limits, it could barely outperform mobile GF106/GF116 GPUs like the 460M/560M at less than half the size (238mm^2) and TDP or AMD's 5870M (166mm^2). 480M was discontinued in a matter of months. There hasn't a big die on mobile since.
     
  4. Ethrem

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    But that was Fermi. I wonder if Maxwell would do better. Then again, that die is even larger and regardless is going to take up more surface area that has to be dissipated. As I've seen with my own Maxwell cards, they don't run cool in every situation. When they are pushed past their "efficiency" point, they're just as hot as Kepler.
     
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    n=1 YEAH SCIENCE!

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    Are there any notebooks besides the P570WM and 18" AWs that can handle a 150W GPU without totally melting down? That's assuming such a 990M can even fit within a 150W TDP envelope.
     
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    You're still talking a 250W GPU that needs to be cut down to mobile, which is unprecedented aside from one failed attempt.

    At that point, a full fat GM204 would be faster. Bank on it.
     
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    They managed to fit the 195W GK104 just fine and the Titan X is rated at 250W but maxed out at 247W with an average of 224W during gaming when Tom's Hardware tested it so it's in the realm of possibility, just not probability.
     
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    Even though 680 is 195W TDP it uses around 170W during gaming
     
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    Yeah sounds like a disaster ready to happen
     
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    guys, if intel and notebook manufacturers (not MSI) continue the horrible BGA HQ cpu trend, you wont have to worry about TDP on the 990m, its usage will never hit 100% with a cpu running at tdp-throttled baseclocks lol
     
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