Announcing New GeForce Laptops, Combining New Max-Q Tech with GeForce RTX SUPER GPUs, For Up To 2X More Efficiency Than Last-Gen

By Steve Carlson on April 02, 2020 | Featured Stories Hardware Laptops NVIDIA DLSS NVIDIA RTX Ray Tracing

Today, we’re excited to announce this year’s newest lineup of GeForce-powered laptops, featuring the latest hardware and technologies that provide even more performance at every price point. This is our biggest launch of GeForce laptops ever — over 100 designs from every major OEM. They give gamers and work-from-homers the horsepower to tackle the most demanding games while zooming through challenging creative tasks with ease, and availability starts the week of April 15th from multiple partners globally, with more coming in May.

This new lineup of laptops kicks off with the introduction of the latest GeForce RTX SUPER GPUs, bringing you performance that’s up to 25% faster than original GeForce RTX 20-Series GPUs. These laptops are ideal for demanding games at high resolutions, competitive games at high FPS, broadcasting, or resource-intensive creative applications. And both the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER and GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPUs are offered in Max-Q configurations for the absolute highest mobile performance and efficiency.

For next-gen ray tracing capabilities and performance-boosting NVIDIA DLSS 2.0, powered by dedicated GPU cores, you can choose from many new and updated models. RTX 2060 laptops, such as the Acer Nitro 5, ASUS ROG Strix G15, HP Omen 15, Lenovo Legion Y540, Lenovo Legion 5i,  MSI GF65 Thin, and many others.  Lenovo Legion 7i and Lenovo Legion Y740 laptops with the RTX 2070 GPU will be available.

Gone are the days of hulking desktop replacements for portable gaming. This new generation of GeForce laptops represents the perfect marriage of power and portability. Together with the latest Max-Q technologies, they feature up to 2X the efficiency of first-generation Max-Q laptops, enabling them to be incredibly thin while more powerful than ever, with the same 80 Watt GPU power budget.

Average of 3 games: Control, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, and Deliver Us The Moon. 1080p, High settings, RT Off, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM

Max-Q laptops are highly engineered collaborations between NVIDIA and our OEM partners that let us develop and deploy groundbreaking new features that increase both performance and power optimisation, such as Advanced Optimus and the new Max-Q Dynamic Boost, on supported models.

Historically, a laptop’s CPU and GPU have a fixed, predefined power budget, regardless of the type of content being run. Our Max-Q Dynamic Boost technology automatically enables real-time GPU and CPU power balancing, allowing the system to dynamically shift up to 15W of power from the CPU to the GPU during GPU-bound workloads, like gaming. It intelligently assesses the power demand of the system on a frame by frame basis, so the power shift only happens when it’s needed. The result is higher frame rates and smoother gaming overall for up to a 10% performance boost, all for free.

RTX 2080 SUPER, Max Settings, Core i7, 16GB

Our breakthroughs don’t just give you more FPS per watt. Our new Advanced Optimus Technology enables G-SYNC support for the first time, to deliver the long battery life we expect from Optimus, and the immersive, tear-free, stutter-free gameplay from G-SYNC.

This new groundbreaking display innovation dynamically selects whether the GeForce GPU or the laptop’s iGPU is driving the laptop display depending on what type of application you’re running. Obviously, you’ll want to have your GeForce GPU drive the display while you’re playing games, and with Advanced Optimus Technology, your laptop will automatically switch over to the iGPU driving the display while you’re browsing the web and watching videos to conserve battery life. Lenovo’s brand new Legion 7i and Legion 5i gaming laptops are the first laptops to offer this groundbreaking feature.

Lenovo Legion 7i with Advanced Optimus Technology

Another breakthrough is the use of NVIDIA DLSS to extend battery life while gaming. Powered by dedicated AI processors on GeForce RTX GPUs called Tensor Cores, DLSS is a deep learning neural network that boosts frame rates while generating beautiful, crisp game images. When combined with NVIDIA BatteryBoost technology, DLSS allows the GPU to operate in an ultra-efficient mode that delivers the same great experience but with up to 20% longer battery life while gaming.

DLSS 2.0 comparison in Deliver Us The Moon

For a competitive edge in multiplayer games, over 25 designs will offer 300Hz displays. These very high refresh laptops enable low latency, crisp visuals, and minimal ghosting, so you can perform at your very best. We recently published a study at SIGGRAPH Asia that showed how lower latency and higher frames result in faster and more accurate aiming in first-person shooters. Using this data, we calculated that subjects’ flick shot aim improved by up to 35% at 300FPS/Hz over a 60FPS/Hz baseline.

GeForce RTX Studio laptops, designed and tested to power the world’s creative minds, are receiving their own SUPER upgrades. The new laptops feature factory-calibrated displays, blazing-fast memory and storage, and are precision-engineered to be ultra-thin and light. Leveraging NVIDIA Studio drivers for increased stability, and with over 45 of the most popular creative and design apps getting accelerated by RTX, they provide unmatched video and 3D performance. Now, it’s possible to edit up to 6K RED RAW video in real-time and render rich virtual worlds in minutes from anywhere in the real world.

Performance comparison of the new GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q laptop with a MacBook Pro 16 with AMD Radeon 5500M and Core i9 laptop, as well as Intel Core i7 10750-H laptop, in Video Editing and 3D Rendering

We’re excited to announce ten new RTX Studio laptops from Razer (Blade 15 Base and Advanced, RTX Studio Edition), MSI (Creator 15, Creator 17, WS66, and WS75), Acer (ConceptD 7 Ezel and Ezel Pro) and Gigabyte (AERO 15 OLED and AERO 17 HDR).

And for a limited time, these new RTX Studio laptops come with 3 Months of Adobe Creative Cloud.

The new lineup of GeForce laptops will be hitting shelves starting the week of April 15th from multiple partners globally, with more coming in May. Check out announcements from our partners on their latest models and when you can get them from your favourite retailer.