The Geforce RTX 40 Mobile series for laptops includes a full lineup of GPUs from the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080, aimed at flagship laptops for gamers and creators, to the RTX 4070, RTX 4060, and the RTX 4050.
Of course, bear in mind that these are nowhere near the desktop versions, but still pack quite a punch compared to the previous generation.
"With the Ada architecture, we set out to transform the performance and power efficiency of gaming and creator laptops," said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of the GeForce business at NVIDIA. "The new RTX 40 Series delivers enthusiast-class performance in laptops as slim as 14 inches, a new milestone."
The RTX 4090 and RTX 4080
As said, the RTX 4090 and the RTX 4080 mobile graphics cards are aimed at flagship gaming and creator laptops.
The Geforce RTX 4090 Laptop is based on AD103 GPU with 9728 CUDA cores, which is more similar to the RTX 4080 desktop version. The GPU boosts up to 1.45 to 2.04GHz and the TDP is set at 80W to 150W. It comes with 16GB of GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit memory interface.
The RTX 4080 is based on the AD104 GPU with 7424 CUDA cores and packs 12GB of GDDR6 memory on a 192-bit memory interface. The TDP range is from 60W to 150W, and the GPU boosts up to 1.35GHz ro 2.28GHz.
According to Nvidia, the RTX 4090 Laptop and the RTX 4080 Laptop should provide significant performance improvements as well as livestream at 4K 60FPS with AV1 encoding, while creators can use VIDIA Omniverse platform for photorealistic, 3D virtual world building at 4K with fully simulated physics, lighting and materials.
Laptops with RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 should be available as of February 8th, starting at $1,999.
RTX 4070, RTX 4060, and the RTX 4050 mobile
When it comes to these three "mid-range" mobile GPUs, Nvidia is claiming the performance of RTX 4080 at one-third of the power, which is quite an impressive feat. It should hit an average of 80FPS at 1440p Ultra, most likely for the RTX 4070.
These three GPUs all have the same 35W to 115W TDP range. The RTX 4070 Mobile is based on AD106 GPU with 4608 CUDA cores, boosting to 1230 to 2175MHz, and packing 8GB of GDDR6 memory on a 128-bit memory interface. The RTX 4060 is based on AD107, packs 3072 CUDA cores with 8GB of GDDR6 memory on the same 128-bit memory interface, and works at 1470 to 2370MHz.
The RTX 4050 Mobile GPU is probably based on the AD107 GPU. It packs 2560 CUDA cores, boosting up to 1610MHz to 2370MHz, and has 6GB of GDDR6 memory on a 96-bit memory interface.
These laptops will be available as of February 22nd, starting at $999 for laptops with RTX 4050.
DLSS 3 and 5th generation Max-Q
According to Nvidia, the 5th generation Max-Q technology should bring significant improvements in performance, acoustics, and battery life by up to 2x. DLSS 3 has been optimized for Max-Q as well, and Nvidia has been working with manufacturers to bring both the lowest voltage GDDR6 memory, as well as bring tri-speed memory control enabling the GPU to switch to newer, lower-power memory states dynamically.
The on-chip memory has been optimized for Max-Q, doubling the bandwidth, increasing the size by 16x and improving clock gating.
All of this should bring some rather powerful laptops in much more compact form-factors, with 14-inch laptops offering up to 2x the performance of Playstation 5, as well as 3D rendering in Blender or using AI tools in Adobe Photoshop or Premiere Pro.
Nvidia is promising over 170 design wins from various manufacturers like Acer, Alienware, ASUS, Dell, GIGABYTE, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Razer, Samsung, and others.