*Official* nVidia GTX 10xx Series notebook discussion thread

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Orgrimm, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. ryanev84

    ryanev84 Notebook Consultant

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    I have to agree. Volta will be worth the upgrade from Maxwell Pascal definitely not. I don't see games needing this kind of power for another year and when game requirements bump up in a year Pascal and Maxwell will struggle.. Volta will remedy the situation.. so why buy a horse with a broken leg to race it
     
  2. Prototime

    Prototime Notebook Evangelist

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    Some of us are jumping on because we don't have any gaming rig at all atm ;)
     
  3. Ionising_Radiation

    Ionising_Radiation ?v = ve*ln(m0/m1)

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    Save $ and get a Maxwell notebook with a 960M/965M now. When Volta comes, then we can take the great leap forward.
     
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    Prototime Notebook Evangelist

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    Helpful info! Curious, though - what's the advantage to limiting the FPS to the refresh rate + 1, instead of limiting the FPS to the exact refresh rate?

    Tempting, but I can probably just resell whatever Pascal laptop I end up buying so I can afford to make that jump to Volta, and I imagine I'll be able to recoup more costs reselling a Pascal than a Maxwell. Or possibly I'll skip Volta altogether and wait until Einstein, depending on how things look when Volta comes out. Maybe nvidia will need a bit more time to work out those kinks with the new stacked memory setup ;)
     
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  5. Dufus

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    That's nonsense, none of these CPU's gained a ~50% increase in clocks from one gen to the next, Cannonlake being unknown.
     
  6. Ionising_Radiation

    Ionising_Radiation ?v = ve*ln(m0/m1)

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    That's just Intel holding back, because it has the monopoly on CPUs (last I checked it was ~ 95% of the desktop CPU market). Look at their iGPUs, on the other hand - HD 3000 to Iris Pro.
     
  7. HTWingNut

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  8. Dufus

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    iGD clocks 4700HQ 1.2GHz, 5700HQ 1.05GHz, 6700HQ 1.05GHz. The clocks are around the same, the EU's have increased. ;)
     
  9. Ionising_Radiation

    Ionising_Radiation ?v = ve*ln(m0/m1)

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    That's the point, isn't it? We either have an increase in clocks, like Pascal, or an increase in EUs, like Intel iGPUs.

    But then we've strayed from the point, being that Pascal, no matter how great the performance improvement over Maxwell, is little more than a die shrink of the latter, a stopgap from nVidia because of delays and low yields of HBM2.

    Volta will potentially be the pinnacle of 16 nm.
     
  10. hfm

    hfm Notebook Prophet

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    Those of us that are still on Kepler and skipped Maxwell disagree.

    Sent from a 128th Legion Stormtrooper 6P
     
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