Posted on Tuesday, Apr 23 2019 @ 15:18 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA announced the availability of gaming laptops with its GeForce GTX 1650 and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti video cards. Over 80 models are on the way, with prices starting at $799.
2019 NVIDIA today introduced the GeForce® GTX® 1660 Ti and 1650 Turing-based GPUs for gaming laptops, which deliver a major jump in overall performance and power efficiency for today’s most popular games.
Beginning today, the world’s top gaming laptop manufacturers are rolling out more than 80 models powered by the latest GeForce GPUs, starting at $799.
“Gamers have an impressive selection of fast, power-efficient and thin laptops to choose from — all powered by our Turing family of GeForce RTX and GTX GPUs,” said Mark Aevermann, director of product management at NVIDIA. “Now is the perfect time to be in the market for a new GeForce gaming laptop, especially for the tens of millions of gamers with older laptops who’d like to experience incredibly fast frame rates in their favorite games.”
Massive Upgrade Opportunity
Laptop owners, who typically upgrade after about four years of use, can see enormous performance gains with the newest GeForce GPUs. GeForce GTX 1660 Ti laptop configurations, for example, use the latest technologies to deliver up to 4x the performance for gaming compared with the four-year-old GeForce GTX 960M.
Additionally, gamers can play at 100 frames per second at 1080p in popular games such as Fortnite, PUBG and Apex Legends.
“Consumers are spending huge amounts of time on laptop PC gaming, according to new research we recently completed, which is driving them to purchase powerful new systems that can improve the quality of their gaming experience,” said Bob O’Donnell, president and chief analyst at TECHnalysis Research. “Manufacturers are responding to this by evolving multiple aspects of their gaming laptops, from thinness of designs to massive performance improvements in compute and graphics horsepower, such as what the new GeForce offerings enable.”
Gaming on the Go
GeForce GTX 16-series gaming laptops take advantage of all of the shader innovations in the 12th generation NVIDIA Turing™ GPU architecture, including concurrent floating point and integer operations, unified cache architecture with 3x the L1 cache compared to the Pascal generation, and turbocharged performance using adaptive shading technology.
The Turing architecture delivers 1.5x instructions per clock and 1.4x power efficiency of its predecessor, NVIDIA Pascal™, which previously set the standard for power-efficient GPUs. As a result, with a power envelope of as low as 60W, GTX 1660 Ti laptops deliver the best performance per watt of any laptop in their class.
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and 1650 models are available starting today from the world’s top OEMs, including Acer, ASUS, Dell and Alienware, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo and MSI, and Samsung in the coming months.
They will also be available from local OEMs and system builders, including Aftershock, CyberPower PC, Hasee, Maingear, Mechrevo, Mouse, Origin PC, PC Specialist, Sager, Scan, Schenker, Terrans Force and Thunderobot. Pricing, configurations and availability may vary among regions and partners.
For a limited time, NVIDIA is offering a Fortnite goodies bundle with its GeForce 16-series graphics card. This offer is valid for both desktop and laptop versions:
Bundle with Fortnite
For a limited time, gamers will receive 2,000 V-Bucks and the Fortnite Counterattack Set with a qualifying purchase of a GeForce 16-series graphics card, desktop or laptop. This promotion is available in most regions around the world. More information is available at https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/campaigns/fortnite-bundle/.