Lenovo Launching Legion Laptop in Q4 2018 With GeForce GTX 1160 6GB GPU

Written by Neil Soutter on Thu, Jul 5, 2018 12:49 PM

You’ll have to forgive us for being a little bit suspicious, but laptop-focused hardware site LaptopMedia is claiming that Lenovo has confirmed the upcoming Lenovo Legion Y530 revision will feature an unannounced Nvidia GeForce GTX 1160 6GB GPU.

Nvidia has yet to even reveal its flagship desktop chips for the much-anticipated GeForce GTX 11 series but rumours are already flying about the notebook variants. The high-end desktop GTX 11 GPUs are expected to launch in August or September, inevitably followed by a mid-range GeForce GTX 1160, and then we usually have to wait a good few months until the notebook graphics cards start trickling in.

Things could be a little different this time around though, as LaptopMedia has confirmed that the Lenovo Legion Y530 has an updated model due in November or December that will include the next-gen Nvidia GeForce GTX 1160.

It all sounds pretty straightforward. LaptopMedia has got the scoop directly from Lenovo, who perhaps said a bit more than they were supposed. However, where things get a little trickier is when we consider the Lenovo Legion Y530 is currently only available with either a GeForce GTX 1050 or GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. There is no GeForce GTX 1060 yet, let alone GTX 1160, so could this potentially be a case of crossed wires?

Specifics just aren’t provided, unfortunately, aside from the GeForce GTX 1160 being a 6GB video card, allegedly. This is exactly the same as the current GeForce GTX 1060. The alternative is that this is, in fact, the low-end version of the GTX 1160 and that there’s actually a 12GB version in the pipeline. It’s all absolute guesswork as we haven’t heard a peep about a GeForce GTX 1160 from Nvidia itself.

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16:36 Jul-05-2018

Why would they when they have no competition and are sitting on too many 10 series cards because they made to many to match crypto demand. now that cryptos in a bear market what will nvidia do with their cards???

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17:31 Jul-05-2018

Give them for free

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14:52 Jul-05-2018

It's completely stupid to assume/guess/ speculate a gtx xx60 with Vram greater than 8gb. It would be a miracle if anything below gtx xx80 gets more than 8gb.

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15:25 Jul-05-2018

I would be very careful with that assumption as 4K needs more VRAM than FHD or QHD ... so in the future VRAM will increase!
I could very well imagine that the GTX 1170 could get 8 GB VRAM

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16:48 Jul-05-2018

8GB at the least. No way they'd drop it to an amount less than the last-gen 1070. If the rumors turn out to be true that it pulls it's weight against the 1080ti, just like the 1070 did with 980ti, then I'd hope for no less than 12GB.

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03:01 Jul-06-2018

yea i think the opposite, 4k is becoming the new standard for optimal experience, its getting hard to buy a new 1080p tv, when 4k pretty much the same price, and rx 480 had 8gb, and the 1060 was criticize about it, and 6gb is not enough for 2018 1080p games at max settings. minimal is 8gb gddr5

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14:06 Jul-06-2018

4k is far from becoming the standard lol. 6GB is plenty for a mid-range GPU, its not like it has enough raw power to use more than that properly. Also 6GB not enough for 1080p?! stop

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14:37 Jul-05-2018

I really wish Nvidia would already drop the specs on their new toys, stop being such tightasses.

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14:19 Jul-05-2018

12 GB GDDR3 :P :P :P

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13:44 Jul-05-2018

Oh FFS xD

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13:50 Jul-05-2018

did you just buy the Y520?

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14:13 Jul-05-2018

Nah, I bought a custom laptop the other day (GTX 1060), I knew there was going to be something around the corner but I needed it for next month so I couldn't wait any longer lol

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14:19 Jul-05-2018

I doubt there will be much difference - as long as its one of the newer GPUs, that are closer comparable to the desktop versions and are not cut down mobile ones, its not a loss.

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13:29 Jul-05-2018

Ugh, why did they put ME: Andromeda on the screen... how's that gone persuade anyone to buy this laptop..

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