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Intel and NVIDIA prepare new laptop hardware for CES 2023 reveal
Wccftech got their hands on preliminary specs and launch date for the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series for laptops.
The site claims to have initial, albeit a bit confusing, information on next-gen GeForce series for laptops. The information is confusing because the source materials interchangeably use different SKU names for the high-end parts. The flagship part is either called RTX 4090 or RTX 4080 Ti (Laptop GPU), both names are reportedly present in embargoed materials.
For the moment it would make more sense to operate with NVIDIA GPU codenames instead, such as GN21-X11, X9, X6, X4 and X2. Those names were already mentioned by the other leaker last month. However, given the recent rumors that AMD might launch Radeon RX 7900M mobile GPU, it would make sense for NVIDIA to launch the RTX 4090 Laptop GPU as well.
Wccftech also has initial 3DMark TimeSpy figures for the new parts. This slide refers to GN21-X11 as RTX 4080 Ti. This GPU would be exactly 30% faster than RTX 3080 Ti, currently the fastest mobile GPU based on Ampere GA103 GPU. The same performance boost is to be expected from RTX 4080 over RTX 3080, while RTX 4070 could see a 45% boost over RTX 3070.
What is definitely new is the disclosure of memory specs for each NVIDIA GN21 GPU. The X11 (4090 or 4080Ti) should feature 16GB VRAM, same as the RTX 3080 Ti. NVIDIA is reportedly adding a new variant with 12GB VRAM, this might be the new RTX 4080. The RTX 3070 will stick to 8GB VRAM and the same memory spec should apply to RTX 4060. Meanwhile, RTX 4050 would get 6GB VRAM as per report.
Announcement at CES 2033
The new data confirms that NVIDIA will announce its RTX 40 series in January. The exact time for the embargo lifting is January 3rd, 2023 at 9 AM PT. However, the actual launch should happen in around mid-February.
Interestingly, it is said that the RTX 40 series will be announced alongside Raptor Lake-H, Intel’s new mobile platform. The company previously declared that Intel Raptor Lake mobile will launch by the end of this year, so it is not clear if the series have been pushed back or there is some confusion with the words ‘announcement’ and ‘launch’. However, it has become a tradition for Intel, AMD and NVIDIA to introduce new mobile products at CES.
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Mobile Series Specs|
RTX 4080 Ti
|RTX 4080 Ti
|RTX 4070||RTX 4060 Ti