As expected, Nvidia just announced during its CES 2023 stream (opens in new tab) that mobile versions of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050, RTX 4060 and RTX 4070 will make their way to gaming laptops this year. Even the RTX 4080 and beastly RTX 4090 are already moving into the mobile gaming space, as “a new class of enthusiast laptop”.
CES 2023 is currently a huge success for next-generation laptops, so expect tons of posts about high-performance gaming laptops this week. Impressively, Nvidia has managed to pack its latest and most massive Ada GPU innovations into some very small and very portable machines. In fact, gaming laptops will be hitting us from all directions this week, touting mobile machines with Max-Q GPUs, and in some impressive form factors given the size of their desktop counterparts.
Along with the announcement comes four new Max-Q innovations. To accommodate all this mobile gaming, work is underway on DLSS 3, low-voltage GDDR6 memory, on-chip memory optimizations, and even something called tri-speed memory (for dynamic GPU memory switching).
I’m looking forward to potentially gaming on a 14-inch laptop this year, as Nvidia notes that they’re “up to twice the speed of a PlayStation 5, but one-sixth the size.” The more affordable part of the Ada laptop market starts at $999 and will be available from February 22.
But for that we get systems at the top end, where Nvidia claims RTX 4080 and 4090 gaming laptops have the power to run “up to three 4K gaming monitors at up to 60fps; enough to power a professional driving simulator.” ”
We’ll believe it when we see it, thanks. While I have to admit these look damn promising, the numbers Nvidia touts are theoretical performance projections, not actual benchmarks. Just remember that.
Starting at $1,999, the flagship laptops will hit the market on February 8. Get my favorite “professional driving simulator” downloaded I guess.