Hot on the tail of Intel’s new laptop processors, Nvidia has announced Super editions of its mobile RTX GPUs. On top of that, new technical goodies are on the way that could make the upcoming RTX Super-powered laptops some of the most interesting mobile gaming machines to date.

The desktop versions of the RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2080 Super provide a good performance boost over their non-Super siblings, and the same should be true for the laptop versions. I’ll hold off giving the silicon the thumbs up until I’ve tested a few systems myself, but I’m definitely excited to see what these laptops can do.

If you looking to go over the technical specifications of the new GPUs, then this is the table for you. (Image credit: Nvidia)

The update to the Max-Q side of things that is actually the more interesting news to me. For context, Max-Q is a system of controlling the power draw and thermals of the GPU so as to hit the sweet spot between performance and heat production. It’s particularly important when it comes to thin and light laptops.

There are five technologies that sit under the new Max-Q umbrella: Dynamic Boost, low voltage GDDR6, Advanced Optimus, next gen regulator efficiency, and DLSS. We’ve already talked about the improvements made to DLSS here, but it’s going to be interesting to see what this can do in the laptop gaming space. 

Dynamic Boost is great for those moments where you’re GPU bound, as it’ll take power from the CPU to boost GPU performance. (Image credit: Nvidia)

Of these new features, Dynamic Boost will probably have the greatest impact on games. Essentially, it monitors the power draw and performance of the GPU and CPU together, and can shift power to the GPU from the CPU when needed the most. This should improve framerates, particularly in games that are GPU bound.

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