The best graphics cards for laptops

For most people, a laptop offers the perfect blend of portability and power for their daily computer needs. However, as creative professionals, we tend to think that we need the most powerful computer available, which has a solid upgrade path, and therefore a laptop may seem to be a compromised choice compared to a desktop.  

But laptops today have become incredibly powerful thanks to integrating the new generation of Graphics Cards (GPU) into the motherboards of notebooks. Some laptop vendors, Apple, for example, have started to implement the whole 'System on a Chip' (SoC), which effectively integrates a graphics card and a Processor (CPU) onto a single 'chip', which has had a transformative impact on what can be done with a laptop. This is different to having an external graphics card for laptops.

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Mike Griggs

Mike Griggs is a veteran digital content creator and technical writer. For nearly 30 years, Mike has been creating digital artwork, animations and VR elements for multi-national companies and world-class museums. Mike has been a writer for 3D World Magazine and Creative Bloq for over 10 years, where he has shared his passion for demystifying the process of digital content creation.