Acer will boost performance of many RTX 3000 gaming laptops

About a month after the release of its RTX 30 series mobile Ampere GPUs, Nvidia announced that it requires OEMs to disclose the TGP figures of their RTX 3000 mobile parts since it had provided the freedom to the OEMs to set their own power values instead of sticking to reference specifications. In relation to that, there is some positive news for gamers from Acer today.

Acer Predator Helios 300

The firm has announced that it will be allowing more performance headroom by raising the Total Graphics Power (TGP) values of its RTX 3000 series mobile chips inside several of its gaming laptops which should potentially lead to higher clocks and more performance. Updated firmware will be released for these models that will raise the TGP depending on how much the cooling system of that particular model can handle.

Marcel Behm, Senior Business Manager of Acer Germany, has said:

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 both interested buyers and many of our existing customers improved graphics performance with the BIOS update.

The changes will apply to variants of the Predator Helios 300, Triton 300, Triton 300 SE, and Nitro 5. The models are listed below alongside their TGP gains:

Helios 300
Model GPU old TGP (Watts) new TGP (Watts) Gain via
PH317-55 RTX 3070 135 140 +05 TBA
RTX 3060 100 130 +30 TBA
RTX 3050 Ti 80 95 +15 TBA
PH315-53 RTX 3080 100 105 +05 BIOS
RTX 3070 100 105 +05 BIOS
RTX 3060 100 105 +05 BIOS
PH315-54 RTX 3070 100 110 +10 BIOS
Triton 300
Model GPU old TGP (Watts) new TGP (Watts) Gain via
PT315-53 RTX 3080 95 110 +15 TBA
RTX 3070 95 110 +15 TBA
RTX 3060 95 105 +10 TBA
RTX 3050 Ti 75 85 +10 TBA

Triton 300 SE

Model GPU old TGP (Watts) new TGP (Watts) Gain via
PT314-51s RTX 3060 75 90 +15 BIOS
RTX 3050 Ti 75 85 +10 BIOS
Nitro 5
Model GPU old TGP (Watts) new TGP (Watts) Gain via
AN517-52 RTX 3060 85 95 +10 BIOS
RTX 3050 Ti 70 75 +05 TBA
RTX 3050 70 75 +05 TBA
AN517-53 RTX 3050 70 75 +05 BIOS
AN517-54 RTX 3070 85 100 +15 TBA
RTX 3060 85 95 +10 TBA
RTX 3050 Ti 70 75 +05 TBA
RTX 3050 70 75 +05 TBA
AN515-55 RTX 3060 85 95 +10 BIOS
RTX 3050 Ti 70 75 +05 TBA
RTX 3050 70 75 +05 TBA
AN515-56 RTX 3050 70 75 +05 BIOS
AN515-57 RTX 3070 85 100 +15 TBA
RTX 3060 85 95 +10 TBA
RTX 3050 Ti 70 75 +05 TBA
RTX 3050 70 75 +05 TBA
AN517-41 RTX 3080 85 100 +15 BIOS
RTX 3070 85 100 +15 BIOS
RTX 3060 85 95 +10 BIOS
AN515-45 RTX 3080 85 100 +15 BIOS
RTX 3070 85 100 +15 BIOS
RTX 3060 85 95 +10 BIOS

Users who own one or more of these products can search for the applicable firmware on Acer's official support page here.

via ComputerBase

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