Pre-orders for the high-end NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 PCs will open a full week before availability.
NVIDIA’s high-end GeForce RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 GPU gaming laptops will have pre-orders open a week before launch
At CES 2023, NVIDIA revealed the full GeForce RTX 40 laptop lineup featuring the latest RTX 4090 / RTX 4080 and mainstream RTX 4070 / RTX 4060 / RTX 4050 laptop chipsets. Enthusiast-grade GPUs are designed to deliver the ultimate premium gaming experience with prices starting at $1,999 and expected to be available on February 8th.
ITHome reports that pre-orders for the vast majority of these laptops will begin on February 1, a full week before the retail launch. We’re not sure if reviews will be released at the time of pre-orders but it should be a wise decision to read reviews of the laptops you’ll be getting before making a pre-order decision. With that said, early benchmarks showed that the GeForce RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 boast some decent performance numbers. The RTX 4090 laptop is about as fast as the RTX 3090 (desktop) and the RTX 4080 is about as fast as the RTX 3080 12GB graphics card (desktop).
NVIDIA’s Ada Lovelace GPU architecture has shown some impressive performance gains over its desktop lineup so far, and we can expect similar numbers from the mobility stack even if these parts are rated up to 175W TGP (25W Dynamic Boost). Each laptop will also come with its own heatsink and cooling solutions as well as its own power/heat limits which can greatly affect the final graphics performance of GeForce RTX 40 mobile GPUs.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 16GB Laptop Graphics Processor – Ultra Powerful Performance
As such, the flagship GeForce RTX 4090 will feature two NVIDIA AD103 GPU cores for a total of 76 SMs or 9728 CUDA and is the same core configuration as the desktop-class RTX 4080 and comes with TGP options in the 150W and up to 175W range (+25W Dynamic Boost) . The 150W TGP target will be configured with a Boost clock band of 1590MHz and 2040MHz. On top of that, there is an additional 25W dynamic boost that can push TGPs up to 200W, allowing for higher clocks.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 12GB Laptop Graphics Processor – Advanced For The Crowd
Next we have the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16GB option which features a total of 58 SMs from 7424 cores and a memory configuration that includes 12GB GDDR6 running via a 192-bit interface. The GPU is an Ada AD104 design which is the same chip used by the upcoming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Desktop graphics card but is a shortened version of it. In fact, the GeForce RTX 4080 laptop GPU comes with about 24% fewer cores than the desktop RTX 4080 graphics card.
The GPU will come with similar TGP bandwidth but will adopt AD104 GPU core. The GPU will have a TGP band of 150W and up to 175W with a base clock of 1.86GHz and a boost clock of 2.28GHz for a 150W target. The RTX 4080 will also get an additional 25W dynamic boost range.
The GeForce RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 high-end gaming laptops are expected to be launched on February 8th, with prices starting at $1,999. Users can expect 3 times the performance compared to the previous generation at 4K resolution. These CPUs will pair nicely with Intel’s recently announced Raptor Lake-HX/H mobility chips and we can also expect some models with AMD’s Dragon Range Ryzen 7000 HX CPUs.
Official NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Ada GPUs:
|GPU name||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050|
|GPU core||m 103||m 104||m 106||m 107||m 107|
|GPU graphics processing unit||GN21-X11||GN21-X9||GN21-X6||GN21-X4||GN21-X2|
|VRAM||16 gigabytes||12 GB||8 GB||8 GB||6 GB|
|memory bus||256 bits||192 bits||128 bits||128 bits||96 bits|
|clock increase||1455 – 2040 MHz||1350 – 2280 MHz||1230 – 2175 MHz||1470 – 2370 MHz||1605 – 2370 MHz|
|TBP||80-150W (+25W dBm)||60-150W (+25W dBm)||35-115W (+25W dBm)||35-115W (+25W dBm)||35-115W (+25W dBm)|