NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti mobile but desktop
Lower price but fewer cores.
Over at Chinese selling platform, one might now encounter GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU sold as a desktop GPU. We have covered this topic a few times before, but this is the first instance of such a powerful laptop GPU being used for such ‘hybrid gaming solution’.
What is being sold is a mobile version of RTX 3070 Ti with cut-down GA104 GPU but TDP at 220W, so presumably the highest available for this GPU. The desktop variant comes with full GA104 with 6144 CUDA cores, so that’s the first thing that you will notice from this card.
The card works fine with the mobile drivers and completes Geek3D Furmark test with max temperature at 64°C, which sounds fine for a dual-fan card. It’s also worth reminding that 220W TDP is 70W lower than desktop’s reference spec.
The card is powered by one 8-pin power connector, and it’s a dual-slot solution.
These cards are very popular in Brazil and some South Asian countries, mainly due to their price. We are looking at 414 USD, which is $185 less than the cheapest RTX 3070 Ti desktop on Newegg. Naturally, one must also account for import duties and taxes.
However, it is crucial to understand that these cards are not official SKUs by NVIDIA. Users will be forced to use mobile driver branch and rely on 3rd party other software supplied by the company. With limited warranty, this hybrid design is only for those who really know what they are buying.