Google has reportedly scrapped its plans to introduce Chromebooks with built-in Nvidia graphics playing cards. The corporate included gaming laptop-like options such as changeable RGB keyboards and excessive refresh charge shows into a few of their fashions final yr. However all of those gadgets come geared up with built-in GPUs and subsequently had been supposed to be used with streaming providers resembling Nvidia’s GeForce Now and Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming. Since then, experiences advised that the Mountain-View-based tech big was exploring the concept of launching Chromebooks with devoted GPU.
Earlier this yr, a Chromebook board with the codename Hades was spotted by 9to5Google with a devoted GeForce RTX 4050 GPU, much like the one utilized in some Home windows gaming laptops. This chip may have been used as a foundation for a number of PC producers to construct Chromebooks on.
Now, according to developer comments noticed first by About Chromebooks on Chromium Gerrit, the Hades board, alongside two different Nvidia-equipped boards, Agah and Herobrine, had been cancelled, which signifies that any laptops primarily based on these boards won’t be produced.
It’s speculated that Google might launch Chromebooks with devoted GPUs sooner or later. A latest code patch revealed the existence of a board codenamed Aurora. This board is regarded as for inner Steam testing and never an precise gadget, however it’s marked with an RTX 3050 graphics card. In consequence, work to make Steam on ChromeOS appropriate with devoted GPUs should still be ongoing.
Google has additionally notably reported to have cancelled the event of Chromebooks powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 SoC, a undertaking with the codename Herobrine, along with ditching the Nvidia-based Chromebook plans. This means that no new ChromeOS tablets will likely be launched within the foreseeable future.