NVIDIA made 28 variants of GeForce RTX 30 mobile graphics cards, yet OEMs do list which they are selling

BY Mojgan January 28, 2021 Laptops & Computers ، Nvidia ، Technology 7 views

We have been covering the disappearance of Max-Q branding on GeForce RTX 30 SKUs ever since the news broke. It appears that NVIDIA’s decision to drop Max-Q branding caused a lot of confusion around the already confusing naming of the laptop GPUs.

NVIDIA claims that Max-Q no longer defines the SKU, but rather it describes a technology that notebook manufacturers may or may not use. As a result, they do not list anything that could help determine which GeForce RTX 30 variant the laptop has.

Today the embargo on GeForce RTX 30 Mobile series has expired, and many sites have published their reviews. Most reviews have done a really good job explaining which TGP variant the laptops now have. However, this information is not listed by most notebook manufacturers,  but there are a few exceptions.

Laptop makers have ignored NVIDIA’s request to list TGP values on their websites. As a result, consumers are faced with a lottery of 28 different SKU, from which low-power variants of higher SKU are often slower than high-power models of much cheaper GeForce RTX 30 cards.

How NVIDIA lists RTX 30 Laptop GPUs:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Mobile Specifiactions, Source: NVIDIA

The specifications posted by NVIDIA on the official website are simply put: useless. Now thanks to the ComputerBase article we have a full list of RTX 30 variants. Which one will be used by notebook manufacturers is completely up to them, however, as shown above, they simply chose not to. For this reason, you may find a laptop with GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q which is slower than RTX 3060 Laptop GPU.

Please note that the list compiled by ComputerBase does not list TGP values affected by Dynamic Boost. This technology may add 5 to 20W to the GPU power (which as you might have guessed, makes this list even more confusing).

ModelTGP (W)CUDA CoresBase Clock (MHz)Boost Clock (MHz)Memory BusMemory SpeedFP32 Power Base Clk (TFLOPS)
RTX 3080 Founders Edition 320 8704 1440 1710 320-bit 19 Gbps 25.1
RTX 3070 Founders Edition 220 5888 1500 1730 256-bit 15 Gbps 17.7
RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 150 6144 1350 1710 256-bit 14 Gbps 16.6
RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 145 6144 1320 1695 256-bit 14 Gbps 16.2
RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 140 6144 1275 1665 256-bit 14 Gbps 15.7
RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 135 6144 1260 1665 256-bit 14 Gbps 15.5
RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 130 6144 1230 1635 256-bit 14 Gbps 15.1
RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 125 6144 1185 1605 256-bit 14 Gbps 14.6
RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 120 6144 1155 1575 256-bit 14 Gbps 14.2
RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 115 6144 1110 1545 256-bit 14 Gbps 13.6
RTX 3070 Laptop GPU 125 5120 1215 1620 256-bit 14 Gbps 12.4
RTX 3070 Laptop GPU 120 5120 1170 1590 256-bit 14 Gbps 12.0
RTX 3080 Laptop GPU Max-Q 90 6144 930 1365 256-bit 12 Gbps 11.4
RTX 3070 Laptop GPU 115 5120 1110 1560 256-bit 14 Gbps 11.4
RTX 3080 Laptop GPU Max-Q 85 6144 870 1320 256-bit 12 Gbps 10.7
RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 115 3840 1387 1702 192-bit 14 Gbps 10.7
RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 110 3840 1342 1680 192-bit 14 Gbps 10.3
RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 105 3840 1305 1642 192-bit 14 Gbps 10.0
RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 100 3840 1267 1605 192-bit 14 Gbps 9.7
RTX 3080 Laptop GPU Max-Q 80 6144 780 1245 256-bit 12 Gbps 9.6
RTX 3070 Laptop GPU Max-Q 90 5120 930 1410 256-bit 12 Gbps 9.5
RTX 3060 Founders Edition 170 3840 1320 1780 192-bit 15 Gbps 9.5
RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 95 3840 1215 1567 192-bit 14 Gbps 9.3
RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 90 3840 1163 1530 192-bit 14 Gbps 8.9
RTX 3070 Laptop GPU Max-Q 85 5120 855 1365 256-bit 12 Gbps 8.8
RTX 3060 Laptop GPU Max-Q 70 3840 1050 1402 192-bit 12 Gbps 8.1
RTX 3070 Laptop GPU Max-Q 80 5120 780 1290 256-bit 12 Gbps 8.0
RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 85 3840 1035 1485 192-bit 14 Gbps 7.9
RTX 3060 Laptop GPU Max-Q 65 3840 975 1357 192-bit 12 Gbps 7.5
RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 80 3840 900 1425 192-bit 14 Gbps 6.9
RTX 3060 Laptop GPU Max-Q 60 3840 817 1282 192-bit 12 Gbps 6.3

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