Friday, July 2nd 2021

Acer Offers Increased Laptop GPU Performance Using Firmware Update

Total Graphics Power, or TGP, is a way of constraining the power of a GPU to a certain level, so it can adjust to the use case. In laptops and other mobile systems, TGP can be dynamically adjusted using technologies such as NVIDIA Dynamic Boost and AMD Smart Shift, which bring unused CPU power envelope to the GPU and allowing it to boost to much higher frequencies. By boosting to higher frequencies, the total power output of GPU increased, and the cooling system of a laptop can only handle a limited amount of heat. That is why these technologies from AMD and NVIDIA allow the CPU to reduce its heat output and offer the GPU more room for boosting and power output.

Acer has today announced that the company will offer a simple firmware update for their Nitro 5, Helios 300, Triton 300, and Triton 300 SE gaming laptops, which is going to boost the TGP of NVIDIA graphics card present in these systems anywhere from 5-30 Watts. There is a nicely compiled list available on the ComputerBase website that highlights the exact power increase for a specific model. If you happen to own one of these models, you can download the latest firmware update from Acer's website here.
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3 Comments on Acer Offers Increased Laptop GPU Performance Using Firmware Update

#1
heni87
Won't make that much difference in performance especially the ones with only 5w increment but appreciated regardless.
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Chomiq
heni87Won't make that much difference in performance especially the ones with only 5w increment but appreciated regardless.
Well it's certainly better than cross flashing firmware from a different model. I worry about thermals, especially when reviews were made on lower TGP values and they end up being boosted by 30 W after firmware update.
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Sabishii Hito
No luck for the Helios 700 running RTX 2080 Super 150w eh?


(That was sarcasm)
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