Nvidia announced what might be coming your way if you pick up a gaming laptop and how much of an improvement you will be seeing from the last generation laptops.
Yes, that’s just corporate flex for now, but we have listed down the five things that will massage your brain cells while you adhere to the lockdown. These might also directly affect your Diwali wishlist.
1) DLSS 2.0
The easiest way to explain DLSS is that it will make your images sharper and improve framerates when enabling supersampling (i.e., playing a game on 1440 when your screen resolution is 1080).
Initially, Nvidia had to work with the game developers to enable and use DLSS in games, but now DLSS 2.0 is a one AI model, which means it’s easier for game devs to adopt and is much likely to come to more games without Nvidia’s intervention. Even the time taken for scaling is reduced by half, from 3 milliseconds to 1.5 milliseconds. So, you will no longer find DLSS in the settings of just big budget money-hungry game publishers (ahem… EA) but also from game developers with a tight budget.
2) Entry level laptops will come with a sweet RTX 2060
The upcoming entry level gaming laptops will come starting from RTX 2060 and, according to Nvidia, the price will start from $999. So gaming laptops under a lakh should be where we can expect the RTX 2060.
Laptops like Acer Nitro 5, Asus ROG G512, HP Omen 15, Lenovo Y540 and MSI GF65 Thin are a few named by Nvidia and probably should be on your list too.
3) Max-Q laptops will be twice as efficient
Aside from cutting the weight of gaming laptops, Max-Q laptops also happen to be our favourites for that same reason.
Nvidia has now announced that the new Max-Q design and everything about it just sucks up power efficiently and delivers better performance. One of the most interesting ways it does that is by Dynamic Boost, which automatically balances the shared power between CPU and GPU wherever the game becomes graphic or CPU intensive. Since most games are GPU bound, you can say it’s somewhat stealing the CPU’s unused power to get better performance without hitting the battery life too hard.
4) Designer centric RTX SUPER laptops
Nvidia has announced 10 new studio laptops for creators who can use the grunt of RTX SUPER GPUs to power their softwares. Yes, RTX SUPER graphics cards are coming to laptops and they support more than 45 creative softwares that use RTX acceleration for video editing and 3D performance. You can check this link to see a list of softwares the RTX Studio laptops support.
5) Razer is going to launch a 300Hz gaming laptop
This might make us quite envious of everyone outside of India for using a Razer laptop. Firstly, it was strictly through design and performance, but now a 300Hz refresh rate screen is compelling enough to book the earliest flight tickets to the nearest Razer store around the world.
The Razer Blade will come with RTX SUPER graphics cards and top-notch specs. We don’t expect Razer to announce this for India, especially now because of the lockdown, but expect other manufacturers to play catch.