June 12, 2017
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Nvidia Max-Q Brings Sleeker Gaming

The future of gaming is more lightweight and compact. Announcements have been made last May 30 during Taiwan’s Computex that Nvidia will be releasing their new Max-Q chips. With the power that these chips promise, gaming laptop thickness can go below 20 mm and be as light as 5 pounds.

Compact power

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The name “Max-Q” actually means maximum efficiency, and this is what we can expect from the GeForce GTX10 series chips. Though the GeForce GTX 1080 chips reach about 150W peak performance, Nvidia was able to squeeze it all in a body that can only house 90W. Gaming laptops won’t need to work too hard to reach their optimum performance with the Max-Q’s efficiency peak.

WhisperMode

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Nvidia introduces another feature which they describe on their website as ” A new ultra efficient mode that makes your plugged-in laptop run much quieter while gaming”. This new addition simply detects the frame rate at which you need to run whatever game you’re playing thus striking ” an excellent balance between acoustics, graphical detail, and performance”. Your laptop will be generating less heat and as a result, your fan won’t make too much noise.

Form-enabling function

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A good example of how well the chip has impacted laptop design is the Asus Zephyrus. The Republic of Gamers laptop holds a GTX 1080 GPU, has a thickness of 17.9 mm, and fan noise is only at 39 dBA. Aside from Asus, partner brands like Alienware, Acer, Dell, Lenovo, Gigabyte and many more are expected to start delivery of their Max-Q powered units on June 27.

Happy gamers

With 3x more performance, and a sexier looking unit, gamers sure can’t wait to get a hold of the Nvidia’s latest innovation and put it to the test. Besides, who wants  to lug heavy objects around these days? Not us.