Kicking off the season, Nvidia announces RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2080 Super for laptops. These resemble their desktop counterparts the RTX line with the same Tuning architecture and dedicated RT cores. There will be regular and more powerful Max-Q versions of the RTX cards,
The Max-Q lineup will be making its way to thinner and lighter notebooks, and these are more power efficient too. Nvidia claims the new Max-Q lineup offers double the power efficiency compared to its predecessors. They have implemented a feature called Dynamic Boost, that can automatically distribute power between the CPU and GPU.
The low-voltage GDDR6 memory module, along with the upgraded voltage regulators and the constantly-improving Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS 2.0) system, also contribute to the power efficiency. The latter provides more advanced AI modes assisting supercomputer models from Nvidia in smooth operation, resulting in faster and more efficient rendering.
Nvidia is also releasing a cheaper RTX 2060 version to power more affordable laptops. For example, the HP Omen RTX 2060 is said to start from the price of $999.
As soon as Nvidia made the announcement, companies like Lenovo, MSI and Acer were quick to tease the price and availability of upcoming laptops with the newly announced GPU. The laptops are Lenovo Legion 7i, MSI GS66 Stealth and GE66 Raider, Creator Series along with Acer Triton 500 were some of the models teased. You can read more about those laptops here.
Other laptops expected with RTX 2080 are the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 and Strix laptops, Acer’s ConceptD 7 Ezel and Ezel Pro. The RTX 2060 will be featured in Lenovo made Legion Y540, Asus ROG G512, MSI GF65 and Acer Nitro 5 as well.