NVIDIA has officially announced the RTX 40 series of laptop graphics cards today. The company announced that it would launch a new flagship RTX 40 mobile series for enthusiasts. The Ada Lovelace-based NVIDIA RTX 40 series will include 5th Gen Max-Q technology, such as ultra-low voltage GDDR6 memory and tri-speed memory controllers. Additionally, the architecture will allow cutting-edge AI technologies such as DLSS 3 upscaling.
The company is segmenting the release of its mobile GPUs into enthusiast-level RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 GPUs and midrange RTX 4070, 4060, and 4050 graphics. The AD103 GPU of the NVIDIA RTX 4090 Laptop GPU has 9728 CUDA cores. Desktop RTX 4080 cards are already using such a setup. As a successor to the Ampere-based RTX 3080 Ti GPU, the 4090 is also limited to a maximum thermal design power (TGP) of 150W which does not include Dynamic Boost.
NVIDIA has confirmed that this graphics card would provide 38.9 TFLOPS of single-precision computation capability, which is roughly identical to the desktop RTX 4070 Ti. Though it’s supposed to be twice as fast as the desktop RTX 4090, it still falls well short. AD104, with 7424 CUDA cores and 12GB GDDR6 memory, will be incorporated into the RTX 4080 GPU. Similar to the RTX 4090, this model will be limited to 150W TGP, while a lower-tier edition may use 60W TGP (so make sure to check the laptop specs before buying).
The NVIDIA RTX 4070 laptop GPU will have an AD106 GPU with 4608 CUDA cores and a maximum clock speed of 2.17 GHz. This card’s operating power range is 35 to 115 watts, and the same range is applicable to laptops with graphics cards in the RTX 4060 and RTX 4050 classes. The 4070 contains 8GB of GDDR6 memory on a 128-bit memory bus, while the RTX 4060 has an identical memory configuration.
The AD107 GPU will be featured in NVIDIA’s lowest-tier RTX 40 laptop GPUs. The RTX 4060 will have 3072 CUDA cores, while the RTX 4050 will have 2560 cores. This computer has 6GB of GDDR6 RAM and a 96-bit memory bus. NVIDIA stated today that RTX 40 GPUs for laptops would cost a minimum of $999. The 4070/4060/4050 class GPUs will become available on February 22, while the RTX 4080/4090 series will debut two weeks sooner (February 8). Most of the enthusiast laptops start at a price of more than $1999.