The fact that it is very difficult to impossible to get Ampere desktop video cards in stores is worrying NVIDIA - But not enough to disrupt the plans to launch the new generation in the mobile market as well, it seems
The year 2020 is finally coming to an end in a few weeks and we are all holding fingers that 2021 will be much more optimistic and positive - with the thoughts of hardware and technology enthusiasts already beginning to wander to the beginning of January and an exhibition CES 2021 To be held entirely online this year (of course).
With Corona failing to converge as before or without it, CES should still be a bright and intriguing spot with countless exposures and launches of works that will accompany us throughout the coming year - whether among all the expected rush we also see an unprecedented launch of a new and powerful generation of graphic cards Mobile From NVIDIA?
The infamous Twitter leaker momomo_us Shared a photo from a Dutch online computer store called Azerty - featuring no less than seven future gaming models made by GIGABYTE (at quite tough prices of between 2,026 euros and 5,134 (!) Euros) which all include graphics cards from the new Ampere generation of NVIDIA That have not yet been officially announced.
This exposure does not give us any juicy technical details about the models on the way, when even the dynamic memory volumes of the cards do not appear as part of the product names - but it does indicate that the launch should be for theGeForce RTX 3080 in its mobile version, GeForce RTX 3070 in its mobile version and also GeForce RTX 3060 in the mobile version at the same time, when it seems that even in this incarnation there will be a division into Max-Q models with a limited power envelope for maximum efficiency and Max-P models with an increased power envelope designed to provide maximum performance on relatively large and heavy laptops.
15-inch mobile models with RTX 3060 in Max-P configuration and 15-inch and 17-inch models with RTX 3070 in Max-Q configuration are priced at 2,000 euros up to 2,700 euros, according to the available image - while the one and only model with RTX 3080 leaps For an almost double price of 5,134 euros, although here too the graphics card is used in the Max-Q configuration with reduced performance instead of the Max-P configuration as you would expect under the huge price tag. Is this evidence that the top market models with the leading card of NVIDIA (Not at all sure it looks RTX 3090 Mobile, As we have not seen RTX 2080 Ti Mobile In the previous generation) will be considerably more expensive than all the other models? We will try to remain optimistic and hope that this is an innocent mistake in pricing and not a silent warning for the future.
Looking forward to a new wave of sophisticated gaming mobiles, or not really? Let's talk about it with everyone in the comments.
updating: GIGABYTE Denies any connection to the specifications and prices published under its name in the same Dutch online store - and we are totally in favor of the announcement, hoping that the real prices that will be revealed will be much more interesting and competitive (because tireless optimism has not yet killed anyone).