Computers are a very important part of the business of videogames, competing against home consoles, and companies like Nintendo and Sony, offering much more powerful machines, the chance to build them, and to upgrade parts and improve performance any time. About that, the graphic card results important, and Nvidia will release soon their Geforce GTX 1000 M series.
Mobile and desktop graphics solutions
Nividia is presenting its latest released, regarding graphic cards addressed to gaming computers sector, with the GTX 1000 series, introducing a new design architecture called Pascal, offering great performance and low power consumption, in direct comparison to the previous architecture used on GTX 900 series. However, it was only about desktop solution, missing mobile approach.
But, why there have to be separated solutions about graphic cards on desktop and mobile devices? Well, it is just a matter of logic and size. Desktop graphic cards are devices connected to a PCI Express slot, on big cases attached to the motherboard, having their own cooling system, and the chance for the user to improve it even more, with larger fans and liquid cooling, being great.
In this way, desktop graphic cards overheat less, and are design taking advantage of the big space available on the case to be used. However, in the case of mobile computers, the space gets reduced by far, obligating engineers to design specific mobile solutions, and Nvidia and AMD to design a parallel line addressed these devices, with smaller chips, and less powerful.
Another problem with any graphic card´s mobile division, is to reduce overheating, and avoid extreme power consumption, due to mobile devices and laptops have low capacity batteries for this kind of gaming use, obligating again companies and chip designers to face this problems and solve them. Nevertheless, Nvidia seems to be advancing fast, respecting this new product line.
Nvidia´s mobile solution with Geforce GTX 1000 M
The Nvidia Geforce 1000 M series is the new generation of dedicated graphic cards, with the latest Pascal architecture, and with functioning and power similar, in theory, with the same line addressed to desktop computers. So, the new models presented have been the GTX 1070 M, and GTX 1060 M only, leaving doubts avoid features and design of the more powerful GTX 1080 M.
According to rumors, brands like Asus, MSI and Gigabyte, being leaders on this gaming sector are already manufacturing laptops and all in one computers with GTX 1000 M series of different models. Also, it seems Nvidia is going to eliminate the mobile association in the name, because this new line of product offers similar power and capacity, in relation to specific desktop solution.
So, in terms of specifications, the GTX 1070 M results powerful, with a base clock running at 1443 MHZ, a memory clock from 2002 to 8008 MHZ, being impressive, 8 GB GDDR memory, with 256 bit memory interface. On the other hand, the GTX 1060 share some features, only reducing VRAM until 6 GB, and having a 192 bit memory interface, other specs seem similar.