NVIDIA Prepping GeForce RTX Super Graphics Cards for Laptops, Launch in March 2020


    As AMD is looking to launch its Navi GPUs for gaming laptops and portable devices, NVIDIA will try to spoil the fun once again. According to reports, team green will be launching Super variants of its mobile graphics lineup early next year to celebrate AMD’s first proper mobile gaming GPU in quite a while.

    According to NotebookCheck, NVIDIA will be launching five Super GPUs for its mobile lineup. And not just standard variants but Max-Q versions of every part. Three RTX 20 Supers and two GTX 16 Supers:

    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (N18E-G3R): The GeForce RTX 2080 Super will be the new flagship, replacing the RTX 2080. The standard 2080 S draws north of 150W but the Max-Q will be extremely power efficient with a TDP of 80W. Keep in mind that the desktop RTX 2080 Super has a TGP of 250W while this one is limited to sub-100W. You can expect a good deal of difference in the real-world performance of the two versions.
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (N18E-G2R): Like the RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, the 2070 S will also have a TDP rating of 80W and 8GB of GDDR6 memory.
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER (N18E-G1R): The RTX 2060 Super will surprisingly also have the same 80W TDP and 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM. You can expect a 256-bit bus and a lower core count compared to the 2070 S and 2080 S.
    • Then there are two GTX 16 series Supers:
    • N18P-G62
    • N18PP-G61
    • One of these is the GTX 1650 Super while the other (most likely) the 1660 Super. You can expect performance in line with the desktop variants, just slightly lower in the case of the Max-Q models.

    As of now, I’m not sure if NVIDIA will be launching just the standard mobile versions of these GPUs or Max-Q or both. When AMD launches the Radeon RX 5500M and 5300M GPUs next year (at CES), it will have the process advantage which will directly translate into better temps and higher clocks. However, NVIDIA still has a pretty efficient GPU architecture despite being on an older node, but will it be enough to counter a resurgent AMD? We’ll just have to see.

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