NVIDIA has had an incredible run with its RTX 30 series for mobile, and the company is poised to double down on that new RTX 40 seriescharacterized by higher peak power and better performance per watt, a dream combination for mobility applications.
NVIDIA claims its new discrete GPUs are power efficient that in some cases they only need a third of the power compared to the RTX 30 series for the same task. The time for benchmarks will come later, but at high levels this could happen at best.
From a laptop perspective, greater power efficiency is extremely valuable because it means lower temperatures for any given task. Heat keeps discrete GPUs from moving into thinner form factors, and if NVIDIA’s claims are valid, you should see these graphics chips finding their way into even thinner laptops than their RTX 30-series predecessors.
If you think about it, a GPU-powered laptop like the Lenovo Slim 7i Pro X already has excellent graphics performance (for its weight), and the 2023 version could therefore be significantly faster. We’ll hopefully see faster GPUs in popular form factors like the Dell XPS 13, the HP Specter x360, or the Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1, or comparable size/weight.
The new NVIDIA RTX 4050 and RTX 4060 could fulfill this role. We will see. For creative work and gaming, the new mobile GPUs RTX 4070, RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 should cover the performance spectrum right up to the top.
Based on our hands-on experience with 2022 NVIDIA GPUs, 2023 is shaping up to be a great year for mobile GPUs and on-the-go graphics workloads. GPUs have become even more ubiquitous during the pandemic, and NVIDIA’s new applications, such as NVIDIA broadcasthave greatly expanded the need for discrete GPUs for virtually everyone.
In addition to GPU architecture changes, some advances can also be attributed to system-level technologies such as Max-Q (gen5) and GPU+VRAM power management. Additionally, software like DLSS 3 plays a huge role in boosting game framerates without linearly taxing the hardware.
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