Nvidia RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 GPUs may be leaking into Comet Lake laptops

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We're eagerly awaiting the new RTX 30-series on mobile, based on the same Ampere architecture now found on desktop, such as the recently unveiled Nvidia RTX 3070. According to a leak on website GiggleHD (Videocardz), we can expect at least a mobile version of the GeForce RTX 3070 & RTX 3080 Mobile in Max-Q form, as well as a standard RTX 3060 coming in as well, whatever that may look like. 

Potential leak table of Nvidia RTX Mobile SKUs

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According to a user on GiggleHD, the above table is apparently "a sheet given by a manufacturer to pre-order before the RTX 30-equipped notebook was released."

There's no sign of non Max-Q variants for the top-end RTX 30-series SKUs, here. However, the (as yet unannounced) lower-end GeForce RTX 3060 looks like it'll have a full-fat variant for mobile.

If true, this would allude to the existence of an RTX 3060 on desktop too, but I suppose that's a given in time.

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Max-Q GPUs are designed specifically to fit into stricter power envelopes, and are built to accommodate thin-and-light laptop designs.  Non Max-Q variants are usually a little beefier, although will not always match their desktop counterparts.

These laptops are all listed with 10th Gen Comet Lake-H processors, although that doesn't necessarily mean we'll see only 10th Gen chips paired up with these mobile 30-series chips. Intel and AMD are both sure to release new mobile chips soon enough, and we're hoping for a veritable feast of high-performance gaming laptops down the line.

These are still all rumours at this point, with no word from Nvidia on the matter yet. It could even be as late as January 11, 2021, at CES 2021 perhaps, before we have confirmation of the new mobile GPUs. Keep an eye out for updates, and, as always, take any leaks with a pinch of salt.

Katie Wickens
Hardware Writer

Screw sports, Katie would rather watch Intel, AMD and Nvidia go at it. Having been obsessed with computers and graphics for three long decades, she took Game Art and Design up to Masters level at uni, and has been demystifying tech and science—rather sarcastically—for three years since. She can be found admiring AI advancements, scrambling for scintillating Raspberry Pi projects, preaching cybersecurity awareness, sighing over semiconductors, and gawping at the latest GPU upgrades. She's been heading the PCG Steam Deck content hike, while waiting patiently for her chance to upload her consciousness into the cloud.