Acer releases new BIOS version to increase TGP to enhance performance for laptops with RTX 30 series graphics cards
NVIDIA allows partners to freely adjust the TGP of GeForce RTX 30 series mobile GPUs. How different manufacturers configure it will directly affect the performance of these Ampere-based graphics cards. TGP stands for Total Graphics Power. It used to determine the total power consumption of the graphics subsystem in the notebook computer. This can be adjusted by technology, such as NVIDIA’s Dynamic Boost and AMD’s Smart Shift technology.
Generally speaking, the lower the TGP, the lower the performance. At present, there are a large number of the same GPU with different TGP grades on the market, and many manufacturers will not list detailed information in the initial stage. In order to allow consumers to more accurately understand the products they buy, Nvidia requires notebook computer manufacturers selling GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards to list the specifications of the GPU, such as total power and frequency.
According to ComputerBase reports, Acer is preparing a new version of the BIOS. After users update the firmware, they can increase the TGP of Nitro 5, Helios 300, and Triton 300 (SE) gaming laptops. The increase is between 5W and 30W, mostly in the range of 10W to 15W. Marcel Behm, Senior Business Manager of Acer Germany, 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.“