Rumor: Nvidia RTX Graphics to Hit Laptops in Early 2019 With Max-Q Variants

Nvidia Targets CES 2019 For Mobile RTX Graphics Showcase

Nvidia rolled out RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti recently and while they aren’t exactly tearing the roof down with impressive sales and positive feedback, RTX is still something revolutionary. Nvidia aims to bring that revolution to gaming laptops as well.

According to a new rumor, Nvidia plans to further its laptop chip offerings by early 2019. Most likely the company has plans to release new laptop chips around CES, which is set for January 2019.

Similar to the desktop rollout of Nvidia RTX graphics cards, the mobile version will be headed by RTX 2080 with Max-Q version. There isn’t any news regarding 2080Ti but those should come to laptops at some point.

However, RTX 2070 and RTX 2060 are the leading chips to push Nvidia’s laptop lineup as they would be much cheaper.

The Max-Q varients of these cards will run Razer, Acer, and Gigabyte laptops. Gaming performance is the main focus for Razer, Acer,  and Gigabyte who are among other companies to use Nvidia Graphics.

While desktop chips are the most popular among PC gamers, there is a huge market for mobile graphics as well.  Not only with gamers, but these laptops are popular with content creators and editors as well.

RTX 2080 Max-Q should give users enough power under the hood to run the most demanding games while also allowing powerful rendering options. What’s interesting here is the fact that RTX laptop variants won’t be as powerful as desktop chips, of course. Would they be able to deliver ray-tracing in games like The Division 2, Battlefield V, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and many others? If not, why even call it RTX? RTX 2060 and anything that comes below it doesn’t support Ray-tracing already. RTX 2070 is minimum for Ray-tracing and while the laptop version of GTX 2080 and 2080 Ti would most likely be able to run this feature, we have doubt about RTX 2070.