NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 laptops are now available

Published: 2nd Feb 2021, 15:12 GMT   Comments

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU now available

Today NVIDIA lifts the embargo on GeForce RTX 3060 equipped gaming laptops. 

Last week NVIDIA formally introduced its GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 Laptop GPUs. The higher-end mobile graphics cards are both based on GA104 GPU. The RTX 3060 which is being formally launched today (reviews and sales) features GA106 GPU, making it the first NVIDIA product to be available with this processor.

NVIDIA is introducing a long list of Ampere mobile graphics cards. A list provided to ComputerBase featured 28 different configurations. The RTX 3060 features 3840 CUDA cores, which is more than the desktop variant that will launch by the end of this month. The graphics card is paired with 6GB of GDDR6 memory which is attached to a 192-bit wide memory bus. Officially the graphics card is available in 60 to 115W variants with clock speeds varying from 1283 to 1703 MHz.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Mobile Specifiactions, Source: NVIDIA

There aren’t that many reviews online yet (feel free to post them in the comments should you find any). A new review featuring RTX 3060 Laptop GPU has been shared by HardwareUnboxed. Interesting though this review covers two variants of the RTX 3060 GPU: 115W and 80W variant.

The review is based on XMG Apex 17 gaming laptops (one with AMD Ryzen CPU and the other with Intel Core). The AMD-based system features an RTX 3060 graphics card with a boost clock of 1702 MHz, supports Dynamic Boost, and has Resizable Bar support. It does not support Whisper Mode or Advanced Optimus though. This SKU is presumably the top RTX 3060 SKU in the current lineup.

XMG Apex 17 laptops with RTX 3060 GPU (AMD – left, INTEL – right), Source: HardwareUnboxed

Intel-based XMG Apex 17 has a 1425 MHz boost and TGP of 80W (this is literally the second slowest RT 30 Mobile GPU in the whole lineup). Unlike the AMD system, this laptop does not support Resizable BAR, while it does support Whisper Mode. Both laptops have 14 Gbps memory.

NVIDIA RTX 3060 80W appears to be 19% faster on average compared to its predecessor RTX 2060 with TGP at 90W. Meanwhile, RTX 3060 115W is 22% faster on average than RTX 2060 with the same target TGP. Do note that this comparison features fewer titles.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU Perforamnce, Source: HardwareUnboxed

[Hardware Unboxed] Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop Review, 80 and 115W Tested in 18 Games (365,480 views)

Laptops are now available from retailers such as Scan UK (who formally announced their availability). The price ranges from 999 GBP for ASUS TUF Dash F15 to 2249 GBP for Ryzen Blade 7 Pro.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptops, Source: Scan.co.uk

NVIDIA GeForce 30 Mobile
VideoCardz.comGeForce RTX 3080GeForce RTX 3070GeForce RTX 3060
CodenameGN20-E7GN20-E5GN20-E3
GPUGA104-775GA104-770GA106
CUDA Cores614451203840
GPU Clock1245 – 1710 MHz1290 – 1620 MHz1283 – 1703 MHz
Memory Bus256-bit256-bit192-bit
Memory8GB / 16GB GDDR68GB GDDR66GB GDDR6
TGPMax-P: 115W + 35W* + 15W**
Max-Q: 80W+ 65W* + 20W**
Max-P: 115W + 10W* + 15W**
Max-Q: 80W+ 40W* + 20W**
Max-P: 80W + 35W* + 15W**
Max-Q: 60W+ 50W* + 20W**
* Configurable TGP, ** Dynamic Boost technology



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