Nvidia’s Ampere architecture goes mobile. The company has revealed its plans and partnerships to bring GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs to over 70 laptops during 2021. This includes laptops with RTX 3060, RTX 3070, and RTX 3080 using Nvidia’s mobile-optimized Max-Q technology.
“After storming the desktop PC market, our Nvidia Ampere architecture is now used in the world’s fastest laptops,” said Kaustubh Sangani, general manager of Nvidia Geforce OEM. “Nowhere is power efficiency more important than the growing gaming laptop market [sevenfold] over the past seven years. These new thin and light systems are based on our Max-Q technologies, where every aspect – processor, GPU, software, PCB design, power delivery, thermal performance – is optimized for power and performance. “
Laptops with RTX 3070 and 3080 processors will begin shipping later this month. RTX 3060 laptops are coming later.
RTX 3060 laptops start at $ 1,000. RTX 3070 laptops start at $ 1,300, and Nvidia claims it’s ideal for 90fps at 1440p. RTX 3080 laptops that use 16GB GDDR6 memory instead of 10GB GDDR6x start at $ 2,000.
Nvidia is expanding its Max-Q mobile technology for this generation beyond sheer power. The company is introducing Dynamic Boost 2.0, which uses AI to switch power between CPU and GPU. WhisperMode 2.0 even better allows laptop owners to set their desired noise level and then tune the system to suit those requirements.
These systems also use a resizable BAR that allows laptops to share the graphics card’s RAM with the processor. This results in a performance improvement of about 10%.
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