New Nvidia laptops powered by GeForce RTX cards are on the way this month with over 100 models to choose from at under $1,000. With new Max-Q features, these GPUs, up to an RTX 2080 Super, promise a 5x performance boost and double the efficiency.
These RTX gaming laptops will hit the $999 ‘sweet spot’ price point from a range of big name manufacturers, while just $699 will now get you a GTX 1650.
Back at the $999 point, this will get you an RTX 2060 and will include the following models:
- Acer Nitro 5
- Asus ROG G512
- HP Omen 15
- Lenovo Y540
- MSI GF65 Thin
Nvidia touts a whopping x5 performance boost when compared to a similar laptop from 2016. This is an HP Omen with a GTX 960M vs the 2020 model (below) with an RTX 2060, which can handle 60+fps rates with Ray Tracing.
If you want more power then laptops with an RTX 2070 Super or even RTX 2080 Super including the Razer Blade, Acer Triton 500, Lenovo Legion 7 and Gigabyte Aero 15.
The new Nvidia graphics cards bring along new Max-Q technologies such as Dynamic Boost to double efficiency. This feature works away in the background and can automatically adjust how the workload is split between the CPU and GPU for the best balance of power.
Dynamic Boost means you can get higher frame rates without using more power.
Other features include DLSS which improves battery life by up to 20% (based on an RTX 2080 Super at 1080p), while Advanced Optimus enables G-Sync at up to 4K at 120Hz. There’s also low voltage GDDR6 memory.
There will also be a range of 10 designs aimed at creators with performance up to 10x faster when rendering video in software like Premiere Pro or DaVinci Resolve compared to a CPU, or over 50% faster than a MacBook Pro.
These laptops include the Acer ConceptD Ezel, Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED, MSI Creator 17 and Razer Blade 15 Advanced.
If you’re into your tech specs, here’s a full table with all the details including Cuda cores, clock speeds, memory and TGP. Also check out the Asus' new 10th-gen ROG laptops all come with liquid metal cooling.