Dell XPS 15 – 9570 has an Overheating Issue – What’s the Solution? Max-Q Tech.

12th June 2019
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The Dell XPS 15 – 9570 with i9 and GTX 1060 graphics has been reported by several customers as having overheating issues, we think the answer is Nvidia’s Max-Q tech.

Dell is hoping to address overheating in the XPS 15 – 9570 i9 that owners have experienced with an upgrade to the 9580. This new version of the XPS 15 is due imminently – Dell has said June 2019 – and will feature ninth-generation Core H processors, a GTX 1650 GPU, and a 4k oil screen available as an option. But if you don’t want to try the upgrade, or just want to try something different, we think that there is another option, Nvidia’s Max-Q technology.

What is Max-Q?

Nvidia Max-Q Technology

Your high-performance laptop is about to get a lot slimmer, as well as a lot more powerful, thanks to Nvidia’s Max-Q design standard.

Nvidia Max-Q is a combination of design solutions and guidelines for manufacturers to follow that ensures hardware and software architectures that can support powerful Nvidia GPUs and not compromise the devices thermal and electrical integrity.

We’ve seen countless examples of laptops being released with powerful GPUs and other internal hardware but due to architectural or software restraints constantly overheat, impact battery life and the overall health of your device negatively. Throttling performance and destroying expensive hardware, by ensuring your device is Max-Q that won’t happen.

Max-Q refers to the point at which an aerospace vehicle’s atmospheric flight reaches maximum dynamic pressure. Nvidia has set the Max-Q Standard to ensure laptop manufacturers all reach a standard of balance between performance and hardware restrictions, ensuring a quality measure and that your laptop will function as intended.

Max-Q keeps your laptop in the optimal spot between performance and power usage. But depending on how you configure your performance settings, power consumption will vary. In short where high-performance laptops used to go for power whilst sacrificing device health. Max-Q systems are aiming for efficiency and to keep your system operating even at very high specifications.

Max-Q Laptops at HardSoft

We have laptops with Max-Q specifications available to lease, such as the Razer Blade Stealth 13.3″ from just £11.50 per week, and the Razer Blade Pro 17.3″ from £21.80 per week, all with our three-year warranty and technical support included as part of our service wrapper.

Keep checking our website for more additions to our Max-Q range. If you’d like to talk to someone about Max-Q technology, or the best PC laptop for you, give our sales team a call on 020 7111 1643 or email