Mobile Pascal GPU

Discussion in 'Systems' started by DavidLiu, Apr 28, 2016.

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  1. Axisball001

    Axisball001 Member

    I know it has been asked a lot. But in some recent news about it, I feels like it is really amazing. Some people call it the biggest innovation in graphic card of the past 5 year. I want to know when will the first laptop with the pascal GPU come out after the release of the first consumer GPU. Also the new kaby lake CPU and a new ssd from Intel is coming soon (I think it is called optane). Will it worth to cancel my 2016 blade order and wait for them. Probably not wait for blade 2017 since it will take a year (which by then another new generation of hard ware is near release) and go through the frustration of delay after delay again.
  2. Nightmyth

    Nightmyth Active Member

    Since Razer already announced the Blade 2016 without Pascal, it is likely that you will need to at least wait for Blade Pro 2016 or Blade 2017 to get Pascal. However, some other manufacturers will definitely release laptops with Pascal this summer. Odds are that you may not even need something like the Razer Core to get desktop performance if Pascal lives up to the hype. My guess is 1080m's are going to have very close performance to a real desktop 980. The bottom line is, if you have patience, you can get that desktop performance in a laptop without spending an arm and leg on the Core. Shame that Razer comes this close to Pascal release but still offers just a 970m. I would have gotten the Blade if it released on 25th. Now I would rather wait for Pascal. The new Kaby Lake and other RAM, SSD updates do not offer performance boosts nearly as much as a new GPU does, so I wouldn't worry about them at all. If you've got patience, wait. If not, get the Blade 2016. It's not bad, but it could be better.
  3. Axisball001

    Axisball001 Member

    This remind me that I never read anything about the mobile ones. Any spec about them. I don't doubt the 1080m can have 980 performance. Just look at 980m and 780, they are very close. I care more about 1070m. I hope Nvidia design it for light and thin gaming laptop(sacrifice performance for less heat).
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2016
  4. Nightmyth

    Nightmyth Active Member

    Nobody knows the exact benchmarks until Nvidia releases them. 1070m will probably come close to desktop 970 if not desktop 1070. I sure hope the 1070m will allow more manufacturers to make laptops thin and light, so we are not stuck with just Razer, as they won't update until next year.
  5. mmocarski

    mmocarski Active Member

    Well, considering the Pascal cards haven't even been formally shown / announced, it's going to be a while before you see them in anything. They are rumored to be announced at Computex in June, but that's still a ways out. Even once they are announced, I wouldn't expect retailers to be shipping them for a good while.

    I'd love to wait for Pascal, but I need a machine and can't wait much longer. I will probably be going with the Core anyways, so what my laptop ships with will be less of a concern - although I'd love to have Pascal in the chasis.
  6. 9377519279

    9377519279 Active Member

    I looked at the historic Nvidia patterns between the launch of a desktop class GPU and mobile GPU's. They release the mobile variants usually a month after the desktop version. Then it takes the hardware vendors about a month or two to get product on the shelf. There are also supply issues there. I think realistically your'e looking at a September October time frame for actual availbility, and you're looking at 2017 for a pascal blade.

    So if you're in the mood to wait another 6 months to sit on a pre-order list go for it. The 2016 blade will do everything I need it to do and it's in a perfect form factor.
  7. byteFlirtinteractive386

    byteFlirtinteractive386 Active Member

    cancelled my blade yesterday, decided I was tired of waiting through months of delays for a 2000 dollar laptop that will be obsolete by end of Summer.
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