Introduction: On January 7, 2019, in the same show that NVIDIA announced the launch of the RTX 2060, the company also announced the launch of a notebook equipped with a GeForce RTX chip.
On January 7, 2019, in the same show that NVIDIA announced the launch of the RTX 2060, the company also announced the launch of a notebook with a GeForce RTX chip.
NVIDIA claims that the mobile version of the RTX chip supports VirtualLink, but depends on whether the manufacturer of each laptop adds a support port. VirtualLink is the interface standard for connecting PC VR head-ends in the future, supported by companies such as Oculus, Valve, Microsoft and HTC. So far, the only graphics card that supports this interface is NVIDIA's desktop graphics RTX graphics card. NVIDIA announced that it will equip laptops with a VirtualLink interface.
VirtualLink makes notebook VR more convenient. Today, VR-enabled laptops must use a full-size HDMI port and a free USB port. The new USB-C standard can serve both and is even smaller. If the port is marked with a standard logo, then consumers can easily know if their laptop is compatible with VR.
Performance and efficiency improvements enable portable designs compared to current (usually bulky) notebook products. NVIDIA claims that the notebook will be "the fastest, thinnest, lightest." Specifically, some parts will have a thickness of less than 20 mm.
NVIDIA says laptops are the fastest growing gaming platform. Currently, NVIDIA has not announced the pricing of VirtualLink models. But if the affordable and reasonably priced VirtualLink heads are also launched this year, these RTX laptops will set off a new wave of PC VR.