The Ada Lovelace platform now resides within gaming laptops.
Nvidia introduced its new Ada Lovelace architecture for desktop GPUs in September, resulting in the GeForce RTX 4080 and RTX 4090. At 4K resolution, the RTX 4090 is by far the world’s fastest desktop GPU and is incredibly dominant. Now, Nvidia is prepared to bring its Ada architecture to laptops with a complete lineup of RTX 40 Series Mobile graphics cards.
Starting at the bottom, Nvidia introduced the RTX 4050, RTX 4060, and RTX 4070 Mobile GPUs, which promise to outperform their RTX 30 Series Mobile counterparts while reducing power consumption by a significant margin.
Nvidia asserts that these GPUs can provide the same performance as the RTX 3080 from the previous generation while consuming one-third less power. In practice, according to Nvidia, the RTX 4070 should be capable of delivering over 80 frames per second at 1440p Ultra settings in the most recent games. In addition, scenes that previously required more than two hours to render in Blender can now be rendered in as little as ten minutes when the GPU is used for content creation.
Nvidia also claims that 14-inch laptops will feature RTX 40 series mobile graphics cards due to their lower power consumption and heat output. This means increased performance in a reduced size.
However, it is common knowledge that extreme gamers require more power than the RTX 4070 Mobile can deliver. Nvidia aims to achieve the same level of dominance in 4K performance on laptops as it does on desktops. In light of this, the company also announced the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 Mobile, which, according to the company, enables “a new class of flagship laptops.” The RTX 4090, according to Nvidia, can deliver up to 60 frames per second across three 4K monitors for true surround gaming.
RTX 40 Series Mobile GPUs also feature fifth-generation Max-Q technology, including DLSS 3 (which has been optimized for mobile GPUs), ultra-low voltage GDDR6 memory, and Tri-Speed Memory Control (GPU dynamically switches to lower-power memory states). Additionally, Nvidia touts enhancements to Ada’s on-chip memory that double the bandwidth and improve clock gating.
OEMs will begin selling gaming laptops with RTX 4050/4060/4070 Mobile GPUs beginning on February 22 for a starting price of $999. On February 8th, laptops with the RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 for enthusiasts will be available for $1,999.