Computex 2017: Nvidia’s New Max-Q Design Promises Thinner and Faster Gaming Laptops

Nvidia at Computex 2017 has introduced its all-new Max-Q design approach that the company believes will redefine gaming laptops from the ground up. The new design approach is said to make gaming laptops “thinner, quieter, and faster” compared to previous generations.

The company at its Computex announcement said that the new laptops following Max-Q design will be three times thinner with up to three times the performance of previous generation products. Nvidia also adds that thickness reduction won’t mean the new machines will be slouches, and will be able to offer up to 70 percent better gaming performance than what’s already available. Nvidia also claims that the new design approach means the upcoming gaming laptops will sport 18mm thickness about as thin as a MacBook Air.

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The all-new MaxQ-designed gaming laptops featuring GeForce GTX 1080, GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1060 GPUs are expected to go on sale starting June 27 from various laptop OEMs including Acer, Aftershock, Alienware, Asus, Clevo, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Terrans Force, and XoticPC among others.

Nvidia says that the new laptops will come with the company’s Pascal gaming GPU architecture which will apart from ensuring thin profile will be further optimised for higher efficiency. All new Max-Q designed gaming laptops will support entire GeForce gaming platform including technologies such as Game Ready drivers, Nvidia G-Sync display technology, VR, 4K gaming, and more.

Apart from Max-Q design, Nvidia is also introducing its new WhisperMode technology which is targeted to run at a maximum of 40dbA.

“WhisperMode works by applying power-efficient graphics settings and intelligently paced frame rates to strike an excellent balance between acoustics, graphical detail, and performance. The result is a reduction of sound pressure levels of up to 50%, making for a more pleasant gaming experience for you, and anyone else in earshot,” explains Nvidia in a blog post.

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