Nvidia announces RTX 30 laptop GPUs, claimed to be more powerful than PS5

Nvidia’s hype machine was firing on all cylinders during the first-ever virtual CES 2021 Keynote with two major announcements: first, revealing the new RTX 30-Series laptops with killer performance which they claim will rival Sony’s latest next-gen console and second – confirming a rumored and leaked GPU complete with price and release dates.

During the keynote, Nvidia revealed three new laptop GPUs that it claims will be the best in their price range: the RTX 3060 mobile, RTX 3070 mobile and RTX 3080 mobile.

According to Nvidia, the RTX 3060 mobile aims to provide a gaming experience at a consistent 90 FPS on 1080p at a modest price point of $999 (or P49,950 estimated). Taking a jab at Sony, Nvidia even claims that the RTX 3060 mobile is 1.3 times faster than the PS5 and even delivers better performance than the RTX 2080 super.

Priced at $1,299 (or P64,950 estimated), the RTX 3070 mobile on the other hand aims to offer a 90 FPS on 1440p while bolstering a performance that is nearly twice as fast as its predecessor (at 1.5x), the RTX 2070.

Lastly, the RTX 3080 mobile which Nvidia claims to be the “World’s fastest laptop GPU” which holds 16 GB of GDDR6 memory and can achieve well over 100 FPS at 1440p and is priced at $1,999 (or P99,950 in local currency).

As part of their keynote presentation, Nvidia demonstrated what a laptop carrying an RTX 3080 mobile can do, powering up Microsoft Flight Simulator and flying on a three-screen display powered by a Razer’s latest Blade 15 gaming laptop.

According to Nvidia, a massive lineup of 70 gaming laptops which will include gaming laptop brands including Razer, Asus, MSI, Lenovo, Gigabyte, Alienware etc. and will be shipped starting January 26.

RTX 3060 confirmed

Another revelation made during Nvidia’s keynote is the confirmation of the rumored GeForce RTX 3060, which according to NVIDIA “brings the power of Ampere” – Nvidia’s second-generation RTX architecture – mid-range gaming systems. Figures suggest that NVIDIA’s RTX 3060 offers twice the performance of the RTX 1060 and with improved ray tracing compared to RTX 20. (Read: RTX 3080 Ti accidentally confirmed by Asus)

With an MSRP of around $329 or roughly P16,450, the RTX 3060 has 3584 CUDA cores (slightly less from its Ti-variant) but offers a better boost clock at around 1.78 GHz and comes with 12 GB of GDDR6 video memory, again higher than the 1.67 GHz boost clock and 8 GB GDDR6 memory in the RTX 3060 Ti.

The RTX 3060 also features 13 Shader – TFLOPS, 25 RT – TFLOPS, 101 Tensor-TFLOPS while providing a DLSS support which allows the GPU to render lower resolution to improve image quality at 4k resolution all for the $329 or at around P16,500 pesos which is a massive steal for people who are trying to save a couple of hundred bucks in their PC build or for those who are looking for an affordable yet effective upgrade in their current build.

Nvidia has said that the RTX 3060 should ba available at retailers sometime this coming February.

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