Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series laptop GPUs launched alongside RTX 3060 Desktop GPU at CES 2021

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

GPUsRTX 3080
Laptop GPU
RTX 3070
Laptop GPU
RTX 3060
Laptop GPU
Manufacturing processSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nm
ArchitectureAmpereAmpereAmpere
CUDA Cores614451203840
ROPs96?80?64?
Boost Clock1245 – 1710MHz1290 – 1620MHz1283 – 1703MHz
Memory Clock?Gbps GDDR6?Gbps GDDR6?Gbps GDDR6
Memory Bus Width256-bit256-bit192-bit
VRAM8GB / 16GB8GB6GB
TDP Range80 – 150W+80 – 125W60 – 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”).

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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

ModelRTX 3060
Manufacturing ProcessSamsung 8nm?
ArchitectureAmpere
CUDA Cores3584
ROPs64?
Boost Clock1.78GHz
Memory Clock14Gbps? GDDR6
Memory Bus Width192-bit
VRAM12GB
Single Precision Perf.12.8 TFLOPS
Tensor Perf. (FP16)51.2 TFLOPS
Tensor Perf. (FP16-Sparse)102.4 TFLOPS
TDP170W
Transistor Count?B

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.

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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.

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