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Subject:  Re: Early Learnings and Observations from CES 20 Date:  1/11/2018  1:01 PM
Author:  Domeyrock Number:  7213 of 7246

9. Nvidia’s booth had little/no mention of video games. Almost entire focus was on autonomous driving and AI (gaming was a highlight of the booth in 2017).

There might be a reason for that. This review caught my eye:

Opinion: Nvidia's Max-Q — Maximum efficiency, minimum performance?

...from my perspective this appears to be largely a gimmick for sales to customers — the work for cooling is there, I will never in my life discount this — but why wasn't it there before? Why are the 1080 Max-Q cards still called “GTX 1080” despite every known example performing like a GTX 1070? An average of 1400MHz on a 1080 (notebook) Max-Q is not a “slight” drop in performance for efficiency compared to a properly engineered laptop with a GTX 1080; it is a huge drop, approaching a 30 percent reduction in performance but for the same price! And, more importantly for marketing, for the same name.


I’ve been in the notebook enthusiast community for a long time and I’ve seen many things come and go. I think we pay more than enough for reduced performance and limited hardware already, and I consider this naming and pricing scheme deceptive, with emphasis on the pricing part.

It doesn't look like there's been much in terms of innovation in gaming as compared to last year, and yet are charging more for it. Probably why it wasn't brought up at CES possibly. What do you think?

long NVDA
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