Today I have something very interesting to share with our readers. We were one of the first publications to bring you information about NVIDIA’s RTX 30 series mobility lineup, and today we received information about NVIDIA’s RTX 40 mobility series graphics cards from the same source. We recreated the slide in Excel with all relevant information retained to avoid compromising our source through persistent digital watermarks or even the slide layout being traced.
The NVIDIA RTX 40 Mobility Series GPUs will be unveiled on January 3, 2023
Before we begin, I’d like to point out that, while we can all channel the black leather jacket, albeit at great personal cost, only Jensen can truly wield it. This means that, while the dates I have are pretty much set in stone right now, nothing is stopping him from snapping his fingers and changing them – so keep that in mind as you read. Now that that’s out of the way, here’s the bottom line: The RTX 40 series GPUs from NVIDIA are expected to deliver a 30% performance boost over their predecessors. NVIDIA has also stated that the RTX 4070 mobility will outperform the RTX 3080 Ti by 15%, which is fantastic news for gamers.
At CES, NVIDIA will unveil the RTX 4080 Ti/4090 Mobility with 16GB VRAM, RTX 4080 Mobility with 12GB VRAM, RTX 4070 Mobility with 8GB VRAM, RTX 4060 Mobility with 8GB VRAM, RTX 4050 Mobility with 6GB VRAM, and an RTX 3050 with 6GB VRAM. Keep in mind that the exact nomenclature may change, but the underlying devices, such as the GN21-X9, GN21-X6, GN21-X4, GN21-X2, and RTX 3050 6GB, will not.
The flagship GPU in the TimeSpy benchmark slide, the RTX 4080 Ti (GN21-X11), is an odd one because it is not listed in a separate announcement slide (but there is an RTX 4090 mobility) and it is also not on the product roadmaps that the company shared with its partners (we do see an RTX 4090 mobility there as well). I’m not sure if this means the RTX 4090 in the announcement documents and product roadmap is the renamed RTX 4080 Ti from the benchmarks, or a different SKU entirely.
The NVIDIA RTX 40 series product announcement is currently planned for January 3, 2023, at 9 a.m. Pacific. The RTX 4080 mobility and the GN21-X11 (or whatever NVIDIA decides to call it) will be seeded to the press first in early February (followed by the rest of the mobility SKUs), and reviews and product launches will take place by mid-February 2023 at the most.
According to the product roadmap, many SKUs will be announced in January that will be coupled with Intel’s upcoming Raptor Lake-H CPU series. This means that Intel will also unveil its Raptor Lake-H mobility CPU series at CES, and the NVIDIA RTX 40 / Raptor Lake-H combo laptops will be among the first to hit the market by the end of January/beginning of February.