Alienware Upgrades Popular m15 Gaming Powerhouse With New NVIDIA GPUs

Judy Cobb
January 8, 2019

With 6GB of GDDR6 memory and 240 Tensor Cores providing AI-enhanced graphics, NVIDIA says that the RTX 2060 is 60 percent faster than the prior-generation GTX 1060 on current titles. The low-cost GPU will pave the way for "next-gen gaming for tens of millions of gamers", according to the company. It's $50 cheaper than the starting price for the RTX 2060, but has more VRAM and the same amount of CUDA cores (1,920). An upscaled version of the recent m15, this new model adds a 17-inch screen (obviously) and Nvidia's latest mobile GPU, which is likely going to be called the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q (but that's not finalized yet).

We definitely can't wait to see what NVIDIA has for the consumer market and especially the budget and mainstream users who would love to have the GeForce RTX tier graphics cards for reasonable prices.

AI algorithms take up the slack and help achieve this performance.

"We can use DLSS to infer a much more handsome, higher resolution", Huang explained. Nvidia isn't divulging specs at this time but stated in their announcement that laptops with RTX GPUs will be able play ray traced games like Battlefield 5 at 1080p and 60 frames per second.

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According to Nvidia's presentation, the video card can improve performance in pretty much every modern video game. Electronic Arts and DICE are expected to soon launch an update to Battlefield V to add the DLSS support.

The company stated 40 OEM partners have models in the pipeline, 17 of which will feature Max-Q designs to be "thin and light", and they will go on-sale January 29th.

The company has officially announced that the first laptops with RTX GPUs will make debut on January 29 on the machines from the makers such as Asus, Acer, Dell, Gigabyte, Lenovo, HP, Samsung, MSI and others. No matter which notebook you select, you'll have the choice of a 1080p (up to 144Hz on the m15) or 4K display panel.

Previously, a monitor had to ship with specially licensed G-Sync technology built in. Nvidia said it has tested 400 existing monitors so far, and certified 12.

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