This year at Computex, NVIDIA announced new thin gaming notebooks and unveiled a new mobile gaming technology called "NVIDIA WhisperMode", which is now available.
NVIDIA WhisperMode is an efficient mode designed to minimize the fan noisefrom laptops while still allowing you to continue gaming. This is achieved through the intelligent pacing of frame rates and efficient selection of game settings. Combined, these methods reduce the amount of heat generated by the GPU which reduces the amount of heat that a laptop must dissipate. This means that the laptop fans can run at lower speeds and produce less noise.
To determine WhisperMode settings NVIDIA measures GPU power consumption at various detail levels in games, looking for the most efficient high-quality settings.
Having determined optimal settings for a quieter experience NVIDIA applies an intelligent frame rate limit: 60 FPS for fast paced competitive games, like Overwatch and League of Legends, and 40 FPS for graphically-demanding cinematic blockbusters such as Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands and The Witcher 3. This frame pacing is done automatically when WhisperMode is enabled in GeForce Experience. If however you wish for a higher or lower frame rate in any game you can override the defaults.
Together, these WhisperMode optimizations reduce the sound pressure level of a laptop's fans by as much as 50%, which in many cases means you'll no longer hear the fans while gaming without headphones.
WhisperMode will be available on all GeForce GTX laptops with GTX 1060 or higher, starting 7/31. It is enabled through NVIDIA GeForce Experience 3.8 and requires GeForce graphics driver 384.76 or higher.