The Team Green got to see a swathe of GPUs for both laptops and desktops from its RTX 30-lineup. On one hand, we have GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3070, and the RTX 3060 Max-Q GPU for gaming laptops based on the Ampere architecture. In the meantime, Nvidia also unveiled the GeForce RTX 3060 GPU (also based on the same aforementioned design) for desktop machines.
Let’s begin with the laptops GPUs —
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs
|Manufacturing process||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm|
|Boost Clock||1245 – 1710MHz||1290 – 1620MHz||1283 – 1703MHz|
|Memory Clock||?Gbps GDDR6||?Gbps GDDR6||?Gbps GDDR6|
|Memory Bus Width||256-bit||256-bit||192-bit|
|VRAM||8GB / 16GB||8GB||6GB|
|TDP Range||80 – 150W+||80 – 125W||60 – 115W|
The crown jewel 3080L comes with 8 memory channels, up to 16GB 256-bit GDDR6 memory, a max clock speed of 1710MHz, and a thermal range of 80W to 150W+. The lower end GPUs within thin and light laptops will be based on the third-gen Max-Q technology. This means Nvidia is using AI for optimizing both the heat and performance of its slim laptops. These Max-Q lappies come with Dynamic Boost 2.0 for per-frame power management, Whispermode 2.0 for nearly silent gameplay, DLSS, and resizable BAR (which is an “advanced PCI Express technology that enables all of the GPU memory to be accessed by the CPU at once”).
According to Nvidia, more than 70 laptops with the RTX 30L GPUs will release from January 26 from top brands such as Asus, Acer, Alienware, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Razer, and Gigabyte.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Desktop GPU
|Manufacturing Process||Samsung 8nm?|
|Memory Clock||14Gbps? GDDR6|
|Memory Bus Width||192-bit|
|Single Precision Perf.||12.8 TFLOPS|
|Tensor Perf. (FP16)||51.2 TFLOPS|
|Tensor Perf. (FP16-Sparse)||102.4 TFLOPS|
The new GPU targeted at enthusiasts in the budget comes with 12GB of 192-bit GDDR6 memory, resizable BAR, Nvidia DLSS, Nvidia Reflex, and Nvidia Broadcast.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 carries a price tag of Rs. 29,500 in India and you could expect machines from leading brands like Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, Zotac, Innovision 3D, Colorful, Palit, PNY, EVGA, and Gainward to roll out soon.