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Gam­ing note­books that are thin, pow­er­ful, and quiet are no longer the stuff of dreams, as NVIDIA’s Max-Q tech­nol­ogy al­lows for a GeForce GTX 1080 to be fit­ted in an 18mm thin chas­sis through a com­bi­na­tion of ad­vanced ther­mal so­lu­tions, im­proved power reg­u­la­tors, and a fea­ture NVIDIA calls Whis­perMode.

What Whis­perMode does is ap­ply op­ti­mized in-game set­tings and in­tel­li­gent frame rate pac­ing on a per-game ba­sis to achieve an ideal bal­ance be­tween vis­ual qual­ity, per­for­mance, and noise level (which NVIDIA aimed at 40 dBA max­i­mum). As Max-Q is de­signed around peak ef­fi­ciency as op­posed to peak per­for­mance, this en­ables notebook mak­ers to do away with bulky chas­sis de­sign and large cool­ing ap­pa­ra­tus.

Cur­rently, over 400 game ti­tles are Whis­perMode ready, with the first wave of Max-Q note­books be­ing the ASUS ROG Zephyrus, Clevo P950HR, and MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro.

Mass Ef­fect: An­dromeda run­ning on a GTX 1080-equipped ROG Zephyrus. In­ter­est­ingly, the bot­tom panel of the notebook opens up for bet­ter ven­ti­la­tion.

NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang held the new ASUS ROG Zephyrus dur­ing his key­note.

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