NVIDIA offers its GeForce GTX 980 desktop GPU inside Windows 10 notebooks

NVIDIA has decided to offer hardcore PC gamers and hardware junkies a way to buy a Windows 10 notebook with a desktop graphics processor inside, rather than a powered-down mobile version. The company says that it is now offering PC makers the full version of the GeForce GTX 980 desktop GPU designed to fit inside a laptop.

NVIDIA says:

"Newer cooling systems with up to 2x the cooling efficiency of existing GTX gaming notebooks keep these components ticking in the tight confines of a mobile form factor, and new fan and overclocking controls enable users to tweak fan speeds, fan control curves, and clock speeds."


NVIDIA says that its internal benchmark results show that the notebook version of the GeForce GTX 980 is "nigh on identical" compared to its desktop counterpart. Six notebooks have been announced that will include the GPU, and we have already checked out one of them a few weeks ago at IFA in Berlin. The ASUS ROG GX700 will have the GeForce GTX 980 inside, along with its own liquid cooling dock, which will allow gamers to overclock the GPU for even faster performance.

Source: NVIDIA

John Callaham