Acer offers increased GPU power for its GeForce RTX 30 laptops

Published: 1st Jul 2021, 11:10 GMT   Comments

Acer increases power in their GeForce RTX 30 gaming laptops

Acer is now releasing new firmware for a large number of its gaming laptops which increases GPU power.

As many of you know, Total Graphics Power defines how much power can be utilized by the graphics subsystem exclusively in a laptop. Those values can be dynamically adjusted thanks to new technologies such as AMD Smart Shift or NVIDIA Dynamic Boost, which shift unused power from CPU to GPU.

TGP can play a big role in graphics cards performance. A lower-end SKU with higher TGP can often surpass a higher-end part, only because it wasn’t power-constrained through BIOS settings. NVIDIA has given notebook makers a lot of freedom in deciding which TGP variant should the mobile graphics card be set to. This has led to some interesting discoveries such as RTX 3070 Max-P (the full-fat version) outperforming the Max-Q variant by 30%. This is why choosing the right TGP variant is easily the most important thing to do when looking for a new gaming laptop. Luckily for us, NVIDIA has enforced notebook makers to disclose which TGP variant of RTX 30 GPU they are using.

Acer has confirmed it will launch new BIOSes for its Nitro 5, Helios 300, Triton 300, and Triton 300 SE gaming laptops with increased TGP. The difference is not significant in most cases (just 5W) but there are a number of designs that see an increase by 10W or even 15W. In fact, there is even one laptop that sees a 30W TGP increase for RTX 3060.

Our claim to gaming hardware is to offer a balance between the best possible CPU and GPU performance, volume and durability. Accordingly, we are pleased to be able to offer buyers and many of our existing customers improved graphics performance with the BIOS update.

— Marcel Behm, Senior Business Manager Acer Germany (machine translation)

ComputerBase has compiled a list of all laptops that already have new BIOS available and which ones are still in development. The new firmware can be downloaded directly from the ACER website.

ACER TGP Firmware Update for GeForce RTX 30 Laptops (ComputeBase.de)
ModeGPUNEW TGP (W)OLD TGP (W)DifferenceAvailability
Acer Nitro 5
AN517-52RTX 30609585
 
+10W
BIOS / FW
RTX 3050 Ti7570
 
+5W
in works
RTX 30507570
 
+5W
in works
AN517-53RTX 30507570
 
+5W
BIOS / FW
AN517-54RTX 307010085
 
+15W
in works
RTX 30609585
 
+10W
in works
RTX 3050 Ti7570
 
+5W
in works
RTX 30507570
 
+5W
in works
AN517-41RTX 308010085
 
+15W
BIOS / FW
RTX 307010085
 
+15W
BIOS / FW
RTX 30609585
 
+10W
BIOS / FW
AN515-55RTX 30609585
 
+10W
BIOS / FW
RTX 3050 Ti7570
 
+5W
in works
RTX 30507570
 
+5W
in works
AN515-56RTX 30507570
 
+5W
BIOS / FW
AN515-57RTX 307010085
 
+15W
in works
RTX 30609585
 
+10W
in works
RTX 3050 Ti7570
 
+5W
in works
RTX 30507570
 
+5W
in works
AN515-45RTX 308010085
 
+15W
BIOS / FW
RTX 307010085
 
+15W
BIOS / FW
RTX 30609585
 
+10W
BIOS / FW
Helios 300
PH317-55RTX 3070140135
 
+5W
in works
RTX 3060130100
 
+30W
in works
RTX 3050 Ti9580
 
+10W
in works
PH315-53RTX 3080105100
 
+5W
BIOS / FW
RTX 3070105100
 
+5W
BIOS / FW
RTX 3060105100
 
+5W
BIOS / FW
PH315-54RTX 3070110100
 
+10W
BIOS / FW
Triton 300
PT315-53RTX 308011095
 
+15W
in works
RTX 307011095
 
+15W
in works
RTX 306010595
 
+10W
in works
RTX 3050 Ti8575
 
+10W
in works
Triton 300 SE
PT314-51sRTX 30609075
 
+15W
BIOS / FW
RTX 3050 Ti8575
 
+10W
BIOS / FW

Source: ComputerBase




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