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NVIDIA's new mobile GPUs provide much more battery life for gaming

NVIDIA's new Maxwell-powered GeForce GTX 900M series can provide gaming notebooks with up to 55% more battery life
By: Anthony Garreffa | Laptops News | Posted: Oct 8, 2014 11:01 am

NVIDIA Editor's Day 2014 - What's the use of an improved notebook GPU if it's going to suck down more battery life than ever? Oh wait, the Maxwell-based GTX 900M series doesn't use more power, it actually gives you longer battery life when you're not tethered to a power socket.

 

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With NVIDIA's testing on an MSI GT72 notebook, powered by its new GeForce GTX 980M GPU running 1080p Ultra on the three games above (League of Legends, GRID 2 and Tomb Raider), the improvements are huge.

 

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As you can see, we have a 30% boost for League of Legends, 29% boost for GRID 2, and a huge 55% boost in Tomb Raider on the GTX 980M.

 

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Which gaming notebook should you buy? Here's a head start.

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