Not long ago, even in the early 2010s, the notion of a true gaming laptop wasn’t realistic—unless you were willing to count a 12-pound chunk of two-inch thick PC hardware with a keyboard wedged into it, which could also double as a mini-furnace due to the heat throw from its brawny chipset, as a laptop.
Those days are gone forever. With the latest thin and light GeForce RTX 30 Series laptops from NVIDIA, gamers can now visit family and friends with robust home gaming setups on their turf, or coffee shops and free hotspots, with a powerhouse gaming system in-hand.
With 1440p displays that is de rigueur for gaming in 2021, folks can run their favorite titles at a high resolution and high frame rates, like Control at 80 fps (High settings), Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at 76 fps (Ultra settings), and Apex Legends at 115 fps (Highest settings).
Beyond the great screen what else makes these laptops gaming beasts?
NVIDIA’s third generation Max-Q technologies are the short answer. Max-Q tech embodies NVIDIA’s fanatical efforts to tackle the challenges posed by high performance portable gaming hardware such as heat and heft, and strives to make the laptop gaming experience more elegant. Let’s take a deeper dive into the elements of Max-Q technologies and why they makes NVIDIA’s laptop gaming experience unique:
Dynamic Boost 2.0 — Power Balancing Technology
This always-on AI tech shifts power between the CPU, GPU, and graphics memory, sending it where it’s needed most to squeeze the most performance out of your gaming, at all times.
WhisperMode 2.0 — Acoustic Control
The nature of a gaming laptop presumes you’ll have less control of your exterior environment and all its sounds, outside your personal space. With WhisperModeyep 2.0, you pick your desired acoustic level and the AI-powered algorithms will manage the CPU, GPU, system temps, and fan speeds to deliver optimized audio and performance.
DLSS — More Performance, Same Power
Laptop GPUs are constrained by power, so using clever AI-driven super resolution technology allows for big performance increases without challenging a laptop’s power and thermal constraints. NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) enables the RTX 30 Series to deliver nothing less than the highest frame rates for 1440p gaming.
A recent example of DLSS in action is Square Enix’s Outriders. The full game supports NVIDIA DLSS which allows players to hit targeted frame rates and resolutions.
Advanced Optimus — Great Battery Life & G-SYNC Smoothness
Power-saving features such as Optimus automatically switch to integrated graphics when the NVIDIA GPU isn’t needed for graphics, while Advanced Optimus allows for longer battery life and playing time.
In addition to NVIDIA’s unsurpassed hardware, there are new software upgrades as well…
NVIDIA Studio: RTX-Accelerated Content Creation
Thanks to AI-powered, real-time audio noise removal, virtual background effects, and webcam auto-frame, you can focus on your livestreams! Let NVIDIA Broadcast do all the heavy lifting.
Speed up render times thanks to NVIDIA Studios platform of dedicated drivers, SDKs, and GPU-accelerated creative apps. GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs leverage AI performance, more GPU memory, and exclusive tools like NVIDIA Omniverse to aid in production of content creation faster than ever before.
NVIDIA Reflex: Low Latency Technology
Designed to optimize gameplay and reduce system latency, NVIDIA Reflex helps keep your game responsive and your aim on target.
Popular titles benefit from RTX
RTX tech has established a new set of standards in gaming. From amazing indie titles like Pumpkin Jack to the fastest selling PC game of all-time, Cyberpunk 2077, dozens of titles are now powered by RTX, including the #1 battle royale game, the #1 RPG, the #1 MMO, and the #1 best-selling game of all time, Minecraft.
2020’s most anticipated title supports several ray-traced effects including reflections, shadows, global diffuse illumination and ambient occlusion. The game makes use of NVIDIA DLSS to help achieve the highest performance possible.
The path-traced ray tracing of Minecraft with RTX has been updated, and fifteen new worlds have been released, including Portal Pioneers and Fins n’ Flippers. Portal Pioneers includes a handcrafted benchmark, making performance testing easy, accurate, and repeatable.
The world’s most popular battle royale is adding ray traced shadows, reflections, global illumination, and ambient occlusion, all in the art style of Fortnite. The game also features NVIDIA DLSS and NVIDIA Reflex.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
The latest game in the hugely popular Call of Duty franchise has ray-traced effects including shadows and ambient occlusion. The game also supports NVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex, NVIDIA Ansel, and NVIDIA Highlights.
If you’re a gamer in the market for a new laptop, it’s finally time to consider a legit portable gaming powerhouse in the GeForce RTX 30 series of laptops from NVIDIA.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
The next game in the hugely popular Call of Duty franchise is adding ray-traced effects including dynamic lights, shadows, and ambient occlusion. The game is also getting support for NVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex, NVIDIA Ansel, and NVIDIA Highlights.
If you’re a gamer in the market for a new laptop, it’s finally time to consider a legit portable gaming powerhouse without compromise in the RTX 30 series of laptops from Nvidia.
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