New gaming players can finally enjoy the display quality of theG-SYNC - And from Optimus' savings and efficiency at the same time
Launch of the new GeForce RTX Super cards for laptops We provided a few related announcements - including one that should make VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) capability more economical and popular compared to the current situation, which was mostly reserved for large, heavy and very expensive models.
The gospel comes to us through Advanced Optimus technology, which has been upgrading the technology we have known for years under the name Optimus to enable display G-SYNC (With support for changing the actual display refresh frequency according to the possible processing rate on the graphics card at any given moment) in much more economical operation mode than before.
The old Optimus technique is based on the economical built-in graphical unit in processors Mobile As the default display controller, when logging into gaming or professional processing, the discreet video card accelerates into operation and transfers the frames it processed to the display media through the built-in core - making the transition instant and transparent for the user, while allowing the full power of the dedicated video card When not in use, which lowers battery life upwards (compared to the frequency reduction technique known to us from desktop video cards, which continue to consume between 5 watts and 10 watts regularly at rest).
When using G-Sync discreet video card technology fromNVIDIA It is the one that is used as the display controller for the screen, so the standard Optimus technique does not allow these welcome capabilities. To date, mobile with displays G-SYNC They had to completely eliminate the use of the built-in graphical kernel and Optimus, thus significantly increasing power consumption in non-adopted work situations, or relying on a dedicated display mixer that made the consumer's experience less quality and required most of the system reboot.
New Advanced Optimus Solution NVIDIA Should give us the best of all worlds, using a dedicated dynamic image mixer that can turn off the graphics processing unit and operate only through the dedicated graphics core when needed, but also transparently pass the reins to the dedicated graphics core and display controller when needed.
NVIDIA has not yet provided a full comprehensive breakdown of the solution, but from the information available, the capabilities ofG-SYNC Will only be available when gaming or professional processing based on operating the display using theGeForce RTX Internally, while in rest or low-browsing or word-processing modes, display will not support VRR. This may have drawbacks in some usage situations (for example, browser-based gaming), at least initially, but it still sounds like a big step in the right direction for the gaming world.
Novo will be the first partner of NVIDIA To integrate Advanced Optimus technology into its new Legion mobile devices, ostensibly even in GeForce RTX 2060 models with an initial recommended price tag of $ 999 - low prices where we haven't seen laptops with screens G-SYNC Previously.
It will be interesting to see if Advanced Optimus technology dates back to the day, considering that generations of Intel's future processors from Ice Lake will have built-in graphics cores that support VRR themselves - NVIDIA Take advantage of this ability to return to using the Optimus technology as it is now known to us, or the use of a smart external display mixer has additional benefits and will remain here for the long term.