Thursday, October 1st 2020

NVIDIA RTX 3070 Mobile Qualification Sample Pictured

NVIDIA still hasn't released their desktop RTX 3070 graphics cards (those are set for October 15th), and availability for the already-launched RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 is spotty at best. However, the company is obviously gearing up for release of mobile versions of their RTX 30-series; NVIDIA's graphics solutions are manufacturers' usual top picks, after all. The RTX 3070 Mobile (Max Q) has thus been pictured already in its Qualification Sample state, and there are some details that can be gleaned already.

Markings on the chip place this as GN20-E5-A1, which allegedly refers to the GA104 GPU which is expected to power the RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti graphics cards. GDDR6 memory is confirmed (naturally), since markings on the memory chips, which are placed quite close towards the actual NVIDIA silicon, are Sk Hynix identified as H56C8H24AIR - the same employed on AMD's Radeon Pro 550M. The full GA104 GPU features 6,144 CUDA cores however, the desktop version has been confirmed as being shipped with 5,888 cores enabled out of those. It could be that NVIDIA plans to release the mobile version with the same cores (and likely at a reduced frequency for improved power efficiency), which would obviously equate to lower performance; or maybe NVIDIA will employ the full GA104 silicon with even more reduced frequencies for the same performance - with substantial power savings as the proverbial cherry on top. These last ideas are pure speculation, though; we'll have to wait a little while to confirm specs.
Source: Videocardz
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9 Comments on NVIDIA RTX 3070 Mobile Qualification Sample Pictured

#1
Chrispy_
TDP is going to be interesting, given how the 3000-series have set some records in that department, and not the good kind of records.

Supposedly the desktop variant will have a 220W TDP and that means the mobile variant needs to run at about 35% of that power target to avoid being limited only to 6kg, 17.3", ultra-bulky models.
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#2
nguyen
Chrispy_
TDP is going to be interesting, given how the 3000-series have set some records in that department, and not the good kind of records.

Supposedly the desktop variant will have a 220W TDP and that means the mobile variant needs to run at about 35% of that power target to avoid being limited only to 6kg, 17.3", ultra-bulky models.
2080 Super Max-Q at 90W achieve about 70% performance of a desktop 2080 Super at 250W, this 3070 Max-Q can easily reach desktop 2080 performance.
The problem is there is no mobile CPU atm that can fully utilize that much GPU power, at least at 1080p. Intel 10th gen mobile CPU is too inefficient and AMD Renoir is stuck with PCIe Gen3 x8.
Desktop vs mobile GPU
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#3
QUANTUMPHYSICS
As long as the price is right, I think my next laptop can have ANY of the 3000 series GPU and I'll be just fine.

The 2000 series came and went too fast. The 2080 models had heating issues and were way too expensive. The 2070 models were very expensive but never really necessary as most laptop games didn't need that much power.
The 2060 models were definitely the best bang for your buck with an average laptop cost between $1100 and $1700

I feel Ray Tracing in a desktop replacement laptop just didn't make much sense.

Now, I feel the 3000 series will deliver on bang-for-buck where the 2000 series just couldn't.
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#4
cellar door
Extra! Extra! - its a silicon chip surrounded by black memory chips, and the crowd goes wild!
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Caring1
nguyen
2080 Super Max-Q at 90W achieve about 70% performance of a desktop 2080 Super at 250W, this 3070 Max-Q can easily reach desktop 2080 performance.
The problem is there is no mobile CPU atm that can fully utilize that much GPU power, at least at 1080p. Intel 10th gen mobile CPU is too inefficient and AMD Renoir is stuck with PCIe Gen3 x8.
Desktop vs mobile GPU
Clevo with a desktop CPU says Hi.
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#6
lynx29
nguyen
2080 Super Max-Q at 90W achieve about 70% performance of a desktop 2080 Super at 250W, this 3070 Max-Q can easily reach desktop 2080 performance.
The problem is there is no mobile CPU atm that can fully utilize that much GPU power, at least at 1080p. Intel 10th gen mobile CPU is too inefficient and AMD Renoir is stuck with PCIe Gen3 x8.
Desktop vs mobile GPU
hopefully AMD can get some zen 3 mobile chips next year, and then a full max-p not max-q 3070 paired with it on one of those new 17.3" 300hz 1080p IPS screens. that would be a killer setup if it could come in around 1500-2000 dollar price range. i love my gtx 1070 laptop, i had to do some unique cooling features for it but i doubt a zen 3 7nm mobile chip would have as much heat issues
Caring1
Clevo with a desktop CPU says Hi.
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#7
Xex360
Hopefully we won't get the messy Turing mobile situation.
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#8
nguyen
lynx29
hopefully AMD can get some zen 3 mobile chips next year, and then a full max-p not max-q 3070 paired with it on one of those new 17.3" 300hz 1080p IPS screens. that would be a killer setup if it could come in around 1500-2000 dollar price range. i love my gtx 1070 laptop, i had to do some unique cooling features for it but i doubt a zen 3 7nm mobile chip would have as much heat issues
Yeah I got one of those laptop with 1080p 300hz screen, the 300hz screen is a waste though o_O,mobile CPU and RAM just can't push high FPS. The most FPS I get is in DOOM Eternal at around 180fps avg in 1080p Ultra.
Renoir already has amazing efficiency, no doubt Zen 3rd mobile will completely crush Intel in the mobile gaming laptop. Ryzen 3rd gen mobile + 3070 Max-Q would be an awesome combo for thin and light laptop, let just hope the price stay sane :D
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#9
ratirt
I think the 3070 might be something to look at. It will be performing that's for sure and I really look forward for that. 2080 TI's performance maybe for 1/3 of the price. That would be nice and hopefully I wont need crazy PSU power to get it running properly.
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