Nvidia has put a pig on laptop buyers with the latest GeForce RTX 3000 graphics cards. Max-Q cards will no longer be labeled

Nvidia has put a pig on laptop buyers with the latest GeForce RTX 3000 graphics cards. Max-Q cards will no longer be labeled

GeForce 3000 video cards for the mobile segment differ from desktop ones in the number of CUDA cores, bus and a number of other parameters. And the novelties, as it turned out, differ from their predecessors in that the novelties do not have a division into the Max-P and Max-Q versions.

Recall that Max-P is a regular version, while Max-Q is less efficient, but more energy efficient. According to the source, in the new generation, Nvidia decided to abandon the hard division. Instead, all new products, if desired by mobile PC manufacturers, can use the functions and technologies inherent in the previous Max-Q solutions. These are Dynamic Boost 2.0 and WhisperMode 2.0.

Perhaps this somehow makes life easier for mobile PC manufacturers, but for users this does not bode well. The fact is that the difference between versions of the same mobile video card with different TDP can be very significant. For example, the mobile RTX 2060 at its maximum TDP (115 W) can be even faster than the mobile RTX 2070 Super, if the latter is in the Max-Q version. A similar situation will clearly be with the Ampere cards, only now, due to the lack of additional pointers, it will be impossible for buyers to know in advance about the capabilities of a particular graphics adapter, since the name alone will not be enough.

Nvidia has put a pig on laptop buyers with the latest GeForce RTX 3000 graphics cards. Max-Q cards will no longer be labeled

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