Latest Gaming Laptops with GeForce GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 Discrete Graphics Processor

About a couple of weeks ago, NVIDIA officially announced their latest graphics processor for gaming laptops, the GeForce GTX 10 series for Notebook. NVIDIA dropped the “M” in the naming scheme (980M, 970M, 960M); instead they just called it the GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 for notebook. Interestingly, the mobile counterparts of the GTX 10 series are almost the same with the desktop versions. Even the performance of these GTX 10 series mobile graphics processors are close or almost on par with their desktop counterparts. For those who are planning to buy the latest gaming laptops, I have listed below some of the gaming laptops that are powered with the latest GTX 10 Series notebook GPUs. Admittedly, these are not all the gaming laptops with the new GTX 10 series GPUs. I only included the gaming laptops/notebooks from Aorus, Asus, MSI and Gigabyte because they are available to order in the US and UK. Acer and Lenovo haven’t updated their gaming notebooks yet and I think Razer has not updated their lineup as well; at least at the time this article was published. If you are in the market looking for the latest and fastest gaming laptops go ahead and check them out below.

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Latest Gaming Laptops with GeForce GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 Discrete Graphics Processor

Before you begin to browse the different gaming laptops below, let me just give you a little information regarding these new GTX 10 series for Notebooks. The latest GTX 10 series for notebooks are powerful enough and performs very close to their desktop counterparts, thus M was dropped. You can say that the mobile versions are very close, but not entirely similar with their desktop counterparts. NVIDIA has also improved G-Sync support on notebooks, now capable of supporting up to 2560×1440 display resolution and up to 120Hz refresh rate. However, the GPU must be directly connected to the display.

Note that the GTX 1070 notebook version has more CUDA cores vs the desktop version. I’m not entirely sure why the GTX 1070 notebook has more CUDA cores compared to the GTX 1070 desktop version, but I think it would be wiser for NVIDIA to have more cores than increase the clock speeds of the GPU to balance thermals. You can check out the specs comparison of the desktop version vs the laptop version and the previous generations below.

GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070, GTX 1060 Notebook Specs Comparison

SpecificationsGTX 1080 (Desktop)GTX 1080 (Notebook)GTX 980MGTX 1070 (Desktop)GTX 1070 (Notebook)GTX 970MGTX 1060 (Desktop)GTX 1060 (Notebook)GTX 960M
GPU ChipGP104GP104GM204GP104GP104GM204GP106GP106GM107
CUDA Cores25602560153619202048128012801280640
TMUs1601609612012880808040
ROPs646464646448484816
Base Clock1607 MHz
1556 MHz
1038 MHz
1506 MHz
1442 MHz
924 MHz
1506 MHz
1404 MHz
1029 MHz
Boost Clock1733 MHz1733 MHz1127 MHz1683 MHz1645 MHz1038 MHz1708 MHz1670 MHz1097 MHz
Video Memory8GB GDDR5X8GB GDDR5X4GB / 8GB GDDR58GB GDDR58GB GDDR53GB / 6GB GDDR56GB GDDR53GB / 6GB GDDR54GB GDDR5
Memory Bus256-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit192-bit192-bit192-bit128-bit
Memory Speed10 GHz10 GHz5 GHz8 GHz8 GHz5 GHz8 GHz8 GHz5 GHz
Memory Bandwidth320 GB/s320 GB/s160 GB/s256 GB/s256 GB/s120 GB/s192 GB/s192 GB/s80 GB/s
TDP180 W???100 w / 125W150 W???81 W / 100W120 W???75 W

I decided to separate the laptops that are powered with a GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060. You can sort each column on the table. I have extracted these specs from their manufacturer’s page respectively. I didn’t include all the specifications and features of each gaming laptops because the table would be too long already. So I just extracted the important specs. Also take note that each gaming laptop/notebook model has several variants. These variants may differ in terms of memory size, storage size and options, or even display resolution. If you are planning to buy one, be sure to double check the specifications of the gaming laptop you choose before checking out.

After the table, I’ll just leave a few words below regarding some of these gaming laptops. Some of these are okay, some are quite good and balanced in terms of the specs, but some are just way overkill and I think a waste of money. But before that, here are the lists of gaming laptops powered with the latest GTX 10 series notebook GPUs.

List of Gaming Laptops with GTX 1080 Series Notebook GPUs

Model NameProcessorMemoryGraphics ProcessorStorageDisplay SizeDisplay ResolutionDimensionsWeightAvaila-
bility
Aorus X7 DT v6Intel Core i7-6820HK64GB DDR4 2400MHz (up to)GTX 1080M.2 PCIe SSD, HDD/SSD17.3"3840x2160 or 2560x144016.85" x 12" x 0.90-1"7.05 lbsUS here
Amazon.UK
Asus ROG G800VIIntel Core i7-6820HK64GB DDR4 2800MHz (up to)GTX 1080M.2 PCIe SSD (RAID)18.4"3840x216018.03" x 13.30" x 1.78"12.56 lbsUS here
Asus ROG GX800VHIntel Core i7-6820HK64GB DDR4 2800MHz (up to)GTX 1080 x2 (SLI)M.2 PCIe SSD (RAID)18.4"3840x216018.03" x 13.30" x 1.78"12.56 lbs
MSI GT73VR Titan 4K SLI-060Intel Core i7-6820HK64GB DDR4 2400MHzGTX 1080 x2 (SLI)M.2 PCIe SSD (RAID), HDD17.3"3840x216016.85" x 12.36" x 1.76"10.59 lbs
MSI GT73VR Titan ProIntel Core i7-6820HK64GB DDR4 2400MHz (up to)GTX 1080M.2 PCIe SSD (RAID), HDD17.3"1920x108016.85" x 12.36" x 1.76"8.59 lbsUS here
Amazon.UK
MSI GT73VR Titan Pro 4KIntel Core i7-6820HK64GB DDR4 2400MHz (up to)GTX 1080M.2 PCIe SSD (RAID), HDD17.3"3840x216016.85" x 12.36" x 1.76"8.59 lbs
MSI GT83VR Titan SLIIntel Core i7-6820HK or i7-6920HQ64GB DDR4 2400MHz (up to)GTX 1080 x2 (SLI) or GTX 1070 x2 (SLI)M.2 PCIe SSD (RAID), HDD18.4"1920x108016.85" x 12.36" x 1.66-2.52"13.13 lbs (up to)US here
Amazon.UK

GalleryAorus X7 DT v6Asus ROG G800VIAsus ROG GX800VHMSI GT73VR Titan (Pro/4K)MSI GT83VR Titan SLI
FrontAorus X7 v6 aAsus ROG G800VI aAsus ROG GX800VH aMSI GT73VR Titan (Pro 4K a)MSI GT83VR TITAN SLI a
RearAorus X7 v6 bAsus ROG G800VI bAsus ROG GX800VH bMSI GT73VR Titan (Pro 4K) bMSI GT83VR TITAN SLI b

List of Gaming Laptops with GTX 1070 Series Notebook GPUs

Model NameProcessorMemoryGraphics ProcessorStorageDisplay SizeDisplay ResolutionDimensionsWeightAvaila-
bility
Aorus X5 v6Intel Core i7-6820HK64GB DDR4 2400MHz (up to)GTX 1070M.2 PCIe SSD 3x, HDD/SSD15.6"2880x1620 or 1920x108015.35" x 10.71" x 0.90"5.51 lbsUS here
Aorus X7 v6Intel Core i7-6820HK64GB DDR4 2400MHz (up to)GTX 1070M.2 PCIe SSD 3x, HDD/SSD17.3"3840x2160 or 2560x1440 or 1920x108016.85" x 12" x 0.90-1"7.05 lbsUS here
Asus ROG G752VSIntel Core i7-6700HQ64GB DDR4 2400MHz (up to)GTX 1070M.2 PCIe SSD (RAID), HDD17.3"1920x108016.85" x 13.14" x 2.08"9.61 lbsUS here
Amazon.UK
Asus ROG G752VS OC EditionIntel Core i7-6820HK or i7-6700HQ64GB DDR4 2400MHz (up to)GTX 1070M.2 PCIe SSD (RAID), HDD17.3"1920x108016.85" x 13.14" x 2.08"9.61 lbsUS here
Amazon.UK
Asus ROG Strix GL502VSIntel Core i7-6700HQ32GB DDR4 2133MHz (up to)GTX 1070 (4GB or 8GB)M.2 PCIe SSD, SSD, HDD15.6"1920x1080 or 3840x216015.35" x 10.47" x 1.18"5.15 lbsUS here
Amazon.UK
Gigabyte P35X v6Intel Core i7-6700HQ32GB DDR4 2400MHz (up to)GTX 1070M.2 PCIe SSD 2x, HDD/SSD, Swappable Bay15.6"1920x1080 or 3840x216015.16" x 10.63" x 0.82"5.29 lbsUS here
Amazon.UK
Gigabyte P37X v6Intel Core i7-6700HQ32GB DDR4 2400MHz (up to)GTX 1070M.2 PCIe SSD 2x, HDD/SSD, Swappable Bay17.3"1920x1080 or 3840x216016.42" x 11.30" x 0.89"6.17 lbsUS here
Gigabyte P57X v6Intel Core i7-6700HQ32GB DDR4 2133MHz (up to)GTX 1070M.2 PCIe SSD, HDD/SSD, Swappable Bay17.3"1920x1080 or 2880x162016.57" x 11.42" x 1.13"6.61 lbsUS here
Amazon.UK
MSI GT62VR Dominator ProIntel Core i7-6700HQ32GB DDR4 2400MHz (up to)GTX 1070M.2 PCIe SSD, HDD15.6"1920x108015.35" x 10.47" x 1.56"6.48 lbsUS here
Amazon.UK
MSI GT72VR Dominator Pro-015Intel Core i7-6700HQ16GB DDR4 2400MHzGTX 1070M.2 PCIe SSD, HDD17.3"1920x108016.85" x 11.57" x 1.88"8.33 lbsUS here
Amazon.UK
MSI GT72VR Tobii-031Intel Core i7-6700HQ32GB DDR4 2400MHzGTX 1070M.2 PCIe SSD, HDD17.3"1920x108016.85" x 11.57" x 1.88"8.33 lbsUS here
MSI GT73VR Titan SLIIntel Core i7-6820HK64GB DDR4 2400MHz (up to)GTX 1070 x2 (SLI)M.2 PCIe SSD, HDD17.3"1920x108016.85" x 12.36" x 1.76"10.59 lbs (up to)US here
Amazon.UK
MSI GT73VR Titan-017Intel Core i7-6820HK16GB DDR4 2400MHzGTX 1070M.2 PCIe SSD, HDD17.3"1920x108016.85" x 12.36" x 1.76"8.59 lbsUS here
Amazon.UK

GalleryAorus X5 v6Aorus X7 v6Asus ROG G752VS / OCAsus ROG Strix GL502VSGigabyte P35X v6Gigabyte P37X v6
FrontAorus X5 v6 aAorus X7 v6 aAsus ROG G752VS aAsus ROG Strix GL502VS aGigabyte P35X v6 aGigabyte P37X v6 a
RearAorus X5 v6 bAorus X7 v6 bAsus ROG G752VS bAsus ROG Strix GL502VS bGigabyte P35X v6 bGigabyte P37X v6 b
GalleryGigabyte P57X v6MSI GT62VR Dominator ProMSI GT72VR Dominator ProMSI GT72VR TobiiMSI GT73VR Titan / SLI
FrontGigabyte P57X v6 aMSI GT62VR DOMINATOR PRO aMSI GT72VR DOMINATOR PRO aMSI GT72VR TOBII aMSI GT73VR TITAN a
RearGigabyte P57X v6 bMSI GT62VR DOMINATOR PRO bMSI GT72VR DOMINATOR PRO bMSI GT72VR TOBII bMSI GT73VR TITAN b

List of Gaming Laptops with GTX 1060 Series Notebook GPUs

Model NameProcessorMemoryGraphics ProcessorStorageDisplay SizeDisplay ResolutionDimensionsWeightAvaila-
bility
Aorus X3 Plus v6Intel Core i7-6820HK32GB DDR4 2400MHz (Up to)GTX 1060M.2 PCIe SSD 2x13.9"3200x180013" x 10.37" x 0.90"3.97 lbsUS here
Asus ROG G752VMIntel Core i7-6700HQ64GB DDR4 2400MHz (Up to)GTX 1060M.2 PCIe SSD (RAID), HDD17.3"1920x108016.85" x 13.14" x 1.69"8.95 lbsAmazon.UK
Asus ROG Strix GL502VMIntel Core i7-6700HQ or i5-6300HQ16GB DDR4 2133MHz (up to)GTX 1060 (3GB or 6GB)M.2 PCIe SSD, SSD, HDD15.6"1920x1080 or 3840x216015.35" x 10.47" x 0.92"4.8 lbsUS here
Gigabyte P55W v6Intel Core i7-6700HQ32GB DDR4 2400MHz (Up to)GTX 1060M.2 PCIe/SATA SSD, HDD/SSD15.6"1920x1080 or 2880x162014.95" x 10.60" x 1.10-1.34"5.73 lbsUS here
Gigabyte P57W v6Intel Core i7-6700HQ32GB DDR4 2133MHz (Up to)GTX 1060M.2 PCIe/SATA SSD, HDD/SSD, Swappable Bay17.3"1920x1080 or 2880x162016.57" x 11.42" x 1.13"6.61 lbsUS here
MSI GE62VR Apache ProIntel Core i7-6700HQ16GB DDR4 2133MHz (up to)GTX 1060M.2 SATA SSD, HDD15.6"1920x108015.07" x 10.23" x 1.06"5.29 lbsUS here
Amazon.UK
MSI GE72VR Apache ProIntel Core i7-6700HQ32GB DDR4 2133MHz (up to)GTX 1060M.2 SATA SSD, HDD17.3"1920x108016.49" x 11.02" x 1.14"5.95 lbsUS here
Amazon.UK
MSI GS43VR Phantom Pro-006Intel Core i7-6700HQ16GB DDR4 2400MHzGTX 1060M.2 SATA SSD, HDD14"1920x108013.58" x 9.65" x 0.87"3.75 lbsUS here
Amazon.UK
MSI GS63VR Stealth ProIntel Core i7-6700HQ32GB DDR4 2400MHz (up to)GTX 1060M.2 SATA SSD, HDD15.6"1920x108014.96" x 9.8" x 0.69"3.96 lbsUS here
Amazon.UK
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021Intel Core i7-6700HQ16GB DDR4 2400MHzGTX 1060M.2 SATA SSD, HDD15.6"3840x216014.96" x 9.8" x 0.69"3.96 lbsUS here
Amazon.UK
MSI GS73VR Stealth ProIntel Core i7-6700HQ32GB DDR4 2400MHz (up to)GTX 1060M.2 SATA SSD, HDD17.3"1920x108016.21" x 11.21" x 0.77"5.35 lbsUS here
Amazon.UK
MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro 4K-016Intel Core i7-6700HQ16GB DDR4 2400MHzGTX 1060M.2 SATA SSD, HDD17.3"3840x216016.21" x 11.21" x 0.77"5.35 lbsUS here
Amazon.UK
MSI GT62VR DominatorIntel Core i7-6700HQ32GB DDR4 2400MHz (up to)GTX 1060M.2 SATA SSD, HDD15.6"1920x108015.35" x 10.47" x 1.56"6.48 lbsUS here
Amazon.UK
MSI GT72VR DominatorIntel Core i7-6700HQ32GB DDR4 2400MHz (up to)GTX 1060M.2 SATA SSD, HDD17.3"1920x108016.85" x 11.57" x 1.88"8.33 lbsUS here
Amazon.UK

GalleryAorus X3 Plus v6Asus ROG G752VMAsus ROG Strix GL502VMGigabyte P55W v6Gigabyte P57W v6
FrontAorus X3 Plus v6 aAsus ROG G752VM aAsus ROG Strix GL502VM aGigabyte P55W v6 aGigabyte P57W v6 a
RearAorus X3 Plus v6 bAsus ROG G752VM bAsus ROG Strix GL502VM bGigabyte P55W v6 bGigabyte P57W v6 b
GalleryMSI GE62VR / GE72VR Apache ProMSI GS43VR Phantom ProMSI GS63VR / GS73VR Stealth ProMSI GT62VR DominatorMSI GT72VR Dominator
FrontMSI GE62VR  GE72VR Apache Pro aMSI GS43VR PHANTOM PRO aMSI GS63VR  GS73VR Stealth Pro aMSI GT62VR DOMINATOR aMSI GT72VR DOMINATOR a
RearMSI GE62VR  GE72VR Apache Pro bMSI GS43VR PHANTOM PRO bMSI GS63VR  GS73VR Stealth Pro bMSI GT62VR DOMINATOR bMSI GT72VR DOMINATOR b

Regarding Processor
All of the gaming laptops mentioned above are powered with the current 6th generation Intel Core i7 Skylake processors. Some are powered with an i7-6700, i7-6800 or even i7-6900. Basically, these are all powerful mobile processors and you need not worry too much unless you demand for the fastest processing power around.

Regarding Memory
For gaming, 16GB of DDR4 memory is enough for most modern day games and applications. 32GB is very much plenty already, while 64GB is just plain overkill for gaming purposes alone.

Regarding GPU and Display
I think this is one important aspect that you should pay attention. Most of the gaming laptops mentioned above have a 1920×1080 or Full HD display. This means that a GTX 1060 (Notebook) is sufficient to play most games at high settings with 60 fps on average. With some graphics intensive games like Crysis 3 or The Witcher III, you might need to lower the settings down.

The GTX 1070 (Notebook) seems to be the sweet spot since you will have more than 60 fps on most game titles at 1080p. It’s already good for 1440p gaming resolution, and also great if the gaming laptop features G-Sync display for that smooth gameplay. However, a GTX 1070 might not be enough for 4K gaming, you may need to town down the graphics settings to get an average of 60fps. Again this depends on the game that you are playing. Some games are (very) easy to drive, while others are just graphics intensive.

The GTX 1080 (Notebook) is the fastest of them all, quite overkill for a 1080p resolution, great for 1440p resolution and sufficient for 4K gaming. But don’t expect smooth 60fps on ALL games with the GTX 1080 at 4K. It’s currently the fastest, but note quite there yet to be considered as “the” graphics card for 4K gaming.

TL;DR, these are just my recommendations: get a GTX 1060 for 1080p, GTX 1070 for 1080p/1440p with G-Sync and GTX 1080 for 1440p and 2160p. Do not buy a gaming laptop with a 4K display and the GPU is only GTX 1060. You won’t be able to enjoy 4K gaming with that. Example: MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro 4K-016 and Asus ROG Strix GL502VM 4K.

Also, do not get a laptop with a GTX 1080 SLI or GTX 1070 SLI and the display resolution is just 1080p. That is just plain overkill and waste of money. Example: MSI GT83VR Titan SLI. In fact I wouldn’t consider getting a gaming laptop with an SLI configuration. Theoretically, an SLI setup should be able to give you almost double the performance, but that is not always the case. Some games may not have good SLI support and there are other issues as well like power consumption, heat, and not to mention it will be very expensive. Better get the gaming laptop with the fastest single GPU instead.

Regarding Storage
We are nearing the end of 2016, be sure that you’re gaming laptop has at least a SATA SSD for the OS drive. Better if it has an M.2 PCIE NVMe for the OS drive. A secondary 1TB or 2TB HDD storage is good, but get a 7200rpm HDD and not the 5400 rpm. The 5400rpm storage is just slow and it will slow down your system. Better if you can replace the 1TB HDD with a 1TB SSD SATA.

Regarding Other Features
Each gaming laptops above have different set of features. Some have good built in speakers, some have mechanical keyboards, some have good built in DAC, some have Thunderlbolt3 or USB 3.1 (Type-C) while others don’t, some are lightweight while others weighs a ton! Just exaggerating. But the point is take time to check these added features, you may or may not need them.

There you have it guys, these are currently the latest and greatest gaming laptops around powered with the latest GTX 10 series notebook discrete graphics processor. If you like this article and find it helpful, please don’t forget to share it with your friends and follow us on Facebook/Twitter.

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