Nvidia has asked any brand integrating one of its latest graphics cards from the GeForce RTX 3000 series to provide full details on the configurations used. An effort of transparency for the good of consumers.
If you’re using an RTX 3000 series graphics card to design your laptops, Nvidia wants to be clear: you’re going to need to be transparent about the specs and how much power users can expect. This is what emerges from confidences made by the brand to the site The Verge.
Asus first to run
The US company explained that it wanted PC makers that use its latest chips to be prepared to disclose clock speed or overall graphics power statistics on their product listings. No less than 28 variants of the GeForce RTX 3060, 3070 and 3080 have already been reported.
Nvidia insists on this point so that buyers have all the information in mind about the graphic potential of a product before making their choice. There is no question that the disappointment of the promise seen during the presentation does not fall on the head of Nvidia through the fault of the computer designers who have omitted data or confused, more or less voluntarily, on the configurations.
Asus has already accepted the deal. The Taiwanese company detailed the reality of the power of RTX 3000 series graphics cards that have been used in its new laptops. With good news and less good news in the information provided, but certainly the transparency requested by Nvidia.
By insisting that manufacturers be transparent, Nvidia will attract the sympathy of consumers, perhaps a little less from its business partners who will no longer be able to hide essential data on power and consumption, in particular graphics cards.
According to The Verge, this decision should allow buyers to get a first idea of the potential of a laptop PC without waiting for possible tests or opinions from other consumers.
Announce information about Max-Q
Nvidia undoubtedly wants to demonstrate that a device with a graphics card announced less powerful than another model can end up having better performance results without it being its responsibility. But quite simply, because the version of the RTX card is downgradée by the manufacturer who did not push all his possibilities to the maximum for various reasons. But also to show that the name Max-Q no longer means less power capacity of a graphics card and underlies very specific specifications to be fulfilled for PC manufacturers.
“We ask OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer) to update their product pages with the features of Max-Q technology for each GeForce laptop, as well as clock speeds and power – which communicate the GPU performance expected in this system ”, an Nvidia spokesperson explained to The Verge.
The American agrees to leave the freedom to manufacturers to create a greater variety of laptops, from the thinner and less powerful to the bulky, but boosted model. However, this should not be done without clear and precise communication on Nvidia the TGP, the clock frequencies or the Max-Q functions integrated or not.