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NVIDIA demanded from laptop manufacturers not to hide the characteristics of the GPU used


NVIDIA company no longer calls, but requires laptop manufacturers to indicate the detailed characteristics of mobile GeForce RTX 30 series graphics accelerators that are used in their products. In a conversation with a resource The verge An NVIDIA spokesperson noted that the company required specification of the GPU frequency in notebooks, as well as the overall power consumption of video cards and the technologies used.

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“We require OEMs to update product description pages and add GPU frequency, video card power consumption, and Max-Q technologies used for each specific laptop equipped with a GeForce graphics card.”– said the representative of NVIDIA.

Notebook manufacturers are no longer required to indicate that laptops use Max-Q graphics cards, since according to an NVIDIA representative “Max-Q is no longer part of the name of the GPU itself.”… The company previously announced that it now includes a range of platform technologies and approaches aimed at creating powerful, yet thin laptops under the definition of Max-Q. These technologies include Whisper Mode 2, Dynamic Boost 2, and Advanced Optimus. NVIDIA obliged manufacturers to indicate the use of this or that technology from this set in the description of video cards.

Previously, if there was a Max-Q brand in the name of a video card, the buyer could accurately determine that the laptop uses a graphics accelerator with a reduced power consumption level and GPU frequencies. Since NVIDIA changed its policy, manufacturers also stopped specifying the Max-Q subclass in the name of the video card. However, with 28 different configurations of GeForce RTX 30 series mobile video cards, this fact could be confusing to potential buyers.

In practice, it could turn out that the mobile GeForce RTX 3070 as part of the MSI GP66 Leopard laptop in some scenarios could demonstrate a higher level of performance than the GeForce RTX 3080 as part of the MSI GS66 Stealth laptop. Simply because the first laptop uses a GPU with the maximum operating frequency and without reducing the level of power consumption, and the second laptop is equipped with an energy efficient GPU version with reduced operating frequencies and TGP levels.

Now manufacturers must indicate all the important technical characteristics of mobile video cards, which will make it easier for buyers to choose one or another laptop model. According to NVIDIA, manufacturers have already begun updating the pages with the description of the GeForce RTX 30 series video cards used in certain laptop models.

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