NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 laptop GPUs and Intel 13th Gen Core Raptor Lake-H to be announced January 3

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Intel and NVIDIA prepare new laptop hardware for CES 2023 unveiling

Wccftech has gotten its hands on preliminary specs and launch date for the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series for laptops.

The site claims to have initial, if a bit confusing, information about the next-generation GeForce series for laptops. The information is confusing because the source materials mix up different SKU names for the high-performance parts. The flagship component is called RTX 4090 or RTX 4080 Ti (Laptop GPU), both names are said to be present in embargoed materials.

At this point, it would make more sense to go with NVIDIA GPU code names instead, such as GN21-X11, X9, X6, X4, and X2. Those names were already mentioned last month by the other leaker. However, given the recent rumors that AMD might launch the Radeon RX 7900M mobile GPU, it would make sense for NVIDIA to launch the RTX 4090 Laptop GPU as well.

Wccftech also has the first 3DMark TimeSpy numbers for the new parts. This slide refers to GN21-X11 as RTX 4080 Ti. This GPU is said to be exactly 30% faster than RTX 3080 Ti, currently the fastest mobile GPU based on Ampere GA103 GPU. The same performance improvement can be expected from RTX 4080 over RTX 3080, while RTX 4070 could see a 45% improvement over RTX 3070.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Mobile Performance in 3DMark Time Spy, Source: Wccftech

What’s definitely new is the reveal of memory specs for each NVIDIA GN21 GPU. The X11 (4090 or 4080Ti) should have 16 GB of VRAM, the same as the RTX 3080 Ti. NVIDIA is reportedly adding a new variant with 12 GB of VRAM, which could be the new RTX 4080. The RTX 3070 stays with 8 GB VRAM and the same memory specs should apply to RTX 4060. Meanwhile, RTX 4050 is said to get 6 GB 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 lifting the embargo is January 3, 2023 at 9am PT. However, the actual launch should take place 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 stated that Intel Raptor Lake mobile will launch at the end of this year, so it’s not clear if the series has been postponed or if there’s 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 specifications
VideoCardz.com RTX 4090
RTX 4080 Ti
RTX 4080 Ti
RTX 4080
RTX 4070 RTX 4060 Ti
RTX 4060
RTX 4060
RTX 4050
Codename X21-X11 X21-X9 X21-X6 X21-X4 X21-X2
GPU AD103 AD104 AD106 AD107 AD107
CUDA cores To be determined To be determined To be determined To be determined To be determined
Raise the clock To be determined To be determined To be determined To be determined To be determined
bandwidth To be determined To be determined To be determined To be determined To be determined
Maximum TGP To be determined To be determined

Source: Wccftech

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