NVIDIA GeForce 30 Series Laptops & RTX 3060

Earlier this week we saw Nvidia announce the mobile lineup for their 30 series cards along with one addition to the desktop series with the RTX 3060.

NameCuda coresBoost Clock (MHz)GPU Power (W)Memory Interface WidthMemoryPrice
RTX 3060(desktop)3584Up to 1780mhz170192-bit12 GB GDDR6329$
RTX 3080 Laptop61441245 – 1710 MHz80 – 150+ W256-bitUp to 16gb GDDR61999$
RTX 3070 Laptop51201290 – 1620 MHz80 – 125 W256-bit8 GB GDDR61299$
RTX 3060 Laptop38491283 – 1703 MHz60 – 115 W192-bit6 GB GDDR6999$

We should point out that these are going to be vastly different in performance since these are Max-Q models rather than the standard mobile versions Nvidia has used in the past.

Nvidia has also brought updated some technologies as well as brought some new ones to the mobile space.

 The first is dynamic boost 2.0 which dynamically shifts power between the GPU, GPU Memory& CPU via AI wizardry which seems to be a growing trend in the industry,

The second is Whipermode 2.0 which uses AI-powered algorithms to manage the CPU, GPU, system temperatures, and fan speeds to deliver great acoustics and the best possible performance.

The third is the resizable bar, a PCI Express feature that enables the CPU to access the entire GPU frame buffer at once, improving performance.

The fourth, DLSS, delivers a massive performance boost at the same power by using the Tensor Cores to do groundbreaking AI rendering. We also see a lot of laptop partners move away from 1080p screens towards higher refresh rate 1440p screens which might be something Nvidia is pushing for.

Starting January 26th, 2021 manufacturers will start shipping the new devices featuring the RTX 3080 and 3070 while the 3060 laptops will launch on February 2nd.

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