[CES 2023] NVIDIA Reveals GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPUs

Low Boon Shen
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[CES 2023] NVIDIA Reveals GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPUs

NVIDIA Reveals GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPUs

In the latest CES keynote, NVIDIA officially revealed its laptop versions of RTX 40 Series GPUs.

NVIDIA Reveals GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPUs

Utilizing the same Ada Lovelace architecture found in desktop RTX 40 GPUs – NVIDIA claims this is the “largest ever” generational leap in performance and power efficiency. The company claims up to a 3-fold in power efficiency and 4x in Cyberpunk 2077 performance, based on their first-party benchmarks. While not explicitly mentioned, it’s safe to say that figure comes from the results of DLSS 3 comparing against DLSS 2 in previous generation machines, among other standard generational improvements.

New to this generation is the RTX 4090 Laptop GPU – for the first time ever, a 90-class GPU is paired with a laptop designs. The TGP remains at 175W (with Dynamic Boost) as the previous-generation RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU for the most robust cooling designs. NVIDIA says the first wave of laptops featuring RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 should begin to ship starting February 8 with the initial price of $1,999.

Down the stack, laptops featuring RTX 4070, RTX 4060 and RTX 4050 are expected to run games at 1440p resolution with 80FPS, NVIDIA claims. We’ll have to verify that once the laptop arrives in our hands – which should begin in February 22 with RTX 4050 designs.

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RTX 40 Series Laptop GPU specs. Source: NVIDIA

With RTX 40 Series Laptop GPUs, NVIDIA introduces its fifth-generation Max-Q suite of technologies for increased power efficiency. DLSS 3 is the new addition, which can be repurposed to cut down GPU utilization by inserting what would otherwise be a natively generated frame which makes for higher power draw. VRAM is said to be the “lowest voltage GDDR6 ever”, with additional lower-power state implemented, on top of power optimizations made on on-die memory subsystems.

Pokdepinion: RTX 4090 is (naming wise) functionally the same as RTX 3080 Ti, I suppose.

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