NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPUs spotted by leaker
The GeForce RTX 3060 is NVIDIA’s lowest end Ampere GPU for now, but it seems that there are GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPUs on the way. Leaker @momomo_us has already spotted the unreleased laptop GPU listed in a number of laptop spec sheets, which indicates that it will be coming pretty soon.
The GeForce RTX 3050 will reportedly tout the codename GN20-P0, while the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU is codenamed GN20-P1. The GPUs will reportedly tout a 60W TGP and pack 4GB GDDR6. The GPUs are possibly based on a further cut down version of the GeForce RTX 3060’s GA106 GPU.
Considering the memory capacity, NVIDIA is most probably cutting the memory bus to a narrow 128-bit interface, which also explains the lower TGP. With their relatively low TGP of just 60W, the GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPUs seems fit to replace the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q GPUs.
So far, it appears that the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15, TUF Gaming A15 and Acer Nitro 5 will tout the upcoming GPUs from NVIDIA. NVIDIA has yet to announce the GeForce RTX 3050 series, but if these leaks are legit, we will be hearing about them soon enough.
Pokdepinion: Well I always thought that the GeForce RTX 2060 is pretty much the sweet spot for gaming laptops, maybe this will be the new GeForce RTX 2060?