Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.
It’s not just RTX 3080 Ti for laptops, RTX 3070 Ti is allegedly also coming
NVIDIA is working on two high-end laptop graphics cards according to the rumors.
It is reported that NVIDIA will be adding not one but two mobile GPUs very soon, as the RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU is now joined by another part based on GA104 silicon, according to the recently discovered PCI Device ID.
It is reported that a device carrying an ID of 24A0 would refer to NVIDIA GN20-E6 mobile GPU. According to the comments added by “Faintsnow” to the PCI Device ID database, this codename would be associated with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, a model that is currently not part of the NVIDIA Ampere series.
It would therefore appear that NVIDIA is now preparing RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti for laptops, offering a higher core count than their non-Ti variants. The former is supposedly using a completely new GPU called GA103 which was rumored to feature up to 7680 CUDA cores, but of course this mobile variant is likely to feature fewer cores.
When it comes to the RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, one would assume it would only be a core bump over 5120 non-Ti specs, however, there is not much room for improvement here considering that the current flagship SKU carries 6144 cores (so a difference of 1024). It is even more confusing as some RTX 3070 mobile variants can often match low-power RTX 3080 (Max-Q) models.
The arrival of new high-end RTX 30 Ti models could be a response to upcoming Intel Arc Alchemist GPUs (Q1 2022). Rumors suggest that Intel’s discrete gaming cards based on DG2-512EU GPU might be able to compete with the NVIDIA GA104 offering, which could have put pressure on NVIDIA to regain control over the high-end segment.
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Mobile Series|
|VideoCardz||Codename||GPU||CUDA Cores||Memory||Memory Bus||TGP|
|RTX 3080 Ti||GN20-E8||GA103||≤ 7680||16GB GDDR6||256-bit||TBC|
|RTX 3080||GN20-E7||GA104||6144||16GB / 8GB GDDR6||256-bit||80W – 150W|
|RTX 3070 Ti||GN20-E6||GA104||TBC||8GB GDDR6||256-bit||TBC|
|RTX 3070||GN20-E5||GA104||5120||8GB GDDR6||256-bit||80W – 125W|
|RTX 3060||GN20-E3||GA106||3840||6GB GDDR6||192-bit||60W – 115W|
|RTX 3050 Ti||GN20-P1||GA107||2560||4GB GDDR6||128-bit||35W – 80W|
|RTX 3050||GN20-P0||GA107||2048||4GB GDDR6||128-bit||35W – 80W|
Source: PCI Device ID database