GeForce RTX 3080 Ti also on laptops? Maybe yes thanks to the new GA103 GPU
practically certain that NVIDIA swallows new mobile and desktop GPUs in the first part of 2022. Rumors have been chasing each other for some time and the last in chronological order concerns the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, not the desktop board presented this summer, but a solution intended for laptops, where so far the US company has only introduced the RTX 3050, 3050 Ti, 3060, 3070 and 3080 models.
To talk about it Matthew Smith, maintainer of the Techpowerup GPU database, according to which NVIDIA is working on a Ti version of the GeForce RTX 3080 mobile based on the new GA103 GPU (GN20-E8). At the moment there is no information on the technical specifications, but previous rumors regarding that GPU spoke of a maximum of 7680 CUDA core, a 256-bit bus and up to 16GB of memory. It should not be forgotten that the current mobile GeForce RTX 3080 based on a GA104 GPU with the same core configuration as the desktop GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (6144 CUDA core).
Official name right now is
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
Dev ID 2420
Matthew Smith (@T4CFantasy) October 30, 2021
The source of the “discovery”, as explained by Smith himself a Videocardz, the PCI Device ID database, where a person identified by the nickname “Faintsnow” first registered the name GN20-E8 for the ID 2420, then later changed it to GA103 and then revealing the alleged trade name “GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU “.
The name for surrounded by a lot of uncertainty. It is not clear if after several Ti solutions in the desktop environment, NVIDIA will expand the use of the suffix in the notebook sector or if it will use the SUPER brand already applied to the RTX 2000 series in both the desktop and mobile sectors. The leaker Kopite7kimi even talks about the RTX 3090M.
Names aside, NVIDIA’s “Ampere Refresh” GPUs will likely be unveiled in January, alongside the 12th Generation Intel Core (Alder Lake-P) and AMD Ryzen 6000 (Rembrandt) mobile processors.