The new graphics chip from Nvidia takes gaming laptop to new heights. We tested one of the very first: Asus ROG G752VS-GC026T.
The latest generation of graphics cards from Nvidia, with the so-called Pascal architecture, has the GTX model numbers 1060, 1070 and 1080. The graphics card represents a substantial leap upward in game performance on the desktop side.
The laptops have so far been content with more modest cards like the old GTX 980M. This is not a bad video card at all. However, with requirements ticking ever upward to demanding applications like 4K gaming and VR, the card began to feel a little outdated.
The first computers with the laptop version of Nvidia 10 series have launched. This means a huge step up in performance, bigger than we saw on the desktop side. Perhaps the most obvious is that there is no longer an M at the end of the model code. The technical difference in the desktop version and the mobile are so small that Nvidia skipped the distinction altogether. The 1070 GTX is a 1070 GTX and 1080 GTX is a 1080 GTX, whether sitting in desktop or laptop computers.
Is there really no difference among them? Well, it still is, but less than ever before. Laptop versions are slightly negligible, and thus perform a at a lower percent than desktops. The 1070 GTX, which is in the computer we tested, is different from 1080 GTX and GTX 1060 in that it actually has a bit more of the so-called CUDA cores (GPU small logical units) than the desktop version.
What does the laptop have for a person playing an online game like ? We’ll not get so much into details. What you need to know is that the new graphics cards blows everything we’ve seen before in a portable gaming PC. Our test PC, an Asus ROG G752VS, has just begun being sold. This is undoubtedly the most powerful laptop we have tested so far.
Former king of the hill, the MSI GT80 dual GTX 980M fares well with DirectX 11 tests, but falls behind in our tests with DirectX 12 and OpenGL graphics.
Besides running regular benchmark testing, we had a handful of newer games on the computer. The PC chewed its way through action-packed big titles like Doom, LolBoost.net, and Rise of the Tomb Raider steadily for over 60 hours on its built-in 1080p display. We also tried to link up to 1440p and 4K displays via DisplayPort, and got even more pleasing results. However, the 4k may be a little on the border as we had to compromise with the settings. On the other hand, you need a lot less anti-aliasing when pixel density increases.