NVIDIA has officially unveiled the GeForce RTX 30 mobile GPUs. These discrete graphics chips, meant for mobile computing solutions, are based on the Ampere Architecture. The company introduced three graphics cards designed for different price segments and desired gameplay experience.
After appearing in leaks and reports for quite some time, NVIDIA has officially confirmed the existence of its GeForce RTX 30 mobile GPUs. These discrete GPUs are meant for productivity and gaming laptops. Interestingly, NVIDIA has ensured configurable TGP profiles for these GPUs, which means OEMs can tweak them according to the thermal cooling solutions.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3070, and RTX 3060 Mobile Graphics Cards:
The flagship NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards will be based on the GA104 GPU with all 6144 CUDA cores. The dGPU will arrive with up to 16GB of GDDR6 memory. With such processing power, this GPU will be used by high-end gaming laptops offering 100+ FPS in 1440p gaming at Ultra quality.
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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU for laptops will feature 5120 CUDA Cores and 8GB of GDDR6 memory. This graphics card will be offered in high-end gaming laptops offering at least 90 FPS in 1440p gaming. Finally, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 mobile GPU will be based on GA106 GPU with 3840 CUDA cores and 6GB memory. This GPU is aiming at 999 USD gaming laptops and 1080p gameplay.
NVIDIA has confirmed that its GeForce RTX 30 mobile GPUs have already been sent to OEMs. Moreover, laptop manufacturers have already designed multiple products and their variants with NVIDIA’s new dGPUs. The company has indicated that laptops featuring GeForce RTX 30 mobile GPUs will become available starting from January 26th.
The first-ever laptop processors to benefit from these new GPUs would be the 11th-Gen Intel Tiger Lake-H35 CPUs. Incidentally, a few variants of these CPUs will also have the Intel Iris Max DG1 GPUs. However, given the specifications and power of Intel’s in-house GPUs, it is quite likely that buyers will prefer laptops with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 mobile GPUs.Incidentally, NVIDIA has confirmed that their new GPUs will support Resizable BAR. Essentially, the new technology allows CPUs to utilize the full memory of the graphics cards. The Intel Tiger Lake-H35 CPUs will be the first to support this feature. However, it is quite likely that AMD shouldn’t be far behind.