Retailers accidentally reveal GeForce RTX 3000 mobile, paired with next-gen Ryzen mobile

mongeese

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TL;DR: Two retailers have prematurely listed Nvidia RTX 3000 parts inside Asus and Gigabyte laptops. Although the migration to mobile wasn't unexpected, some of the finer details raise eyebrows.

South African digital retailer Pinnacle has listed four Asus laptops, with four different RTX 3000 GPUs, and two different AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs. The flagship Ryzen 9 5900HX, about which little is known, has been paired with the RTX 3080 mobile and RTX 3070 mobile. The 5900HS has been paired with the RTX 3060.

Unexpectedly, the RTX 3080 mobile has been listed with 16 GB of dedicated memory. On the desktop, it's only got 10 GB. It's quite a bizarre change, particularly relative to the 3080's memory controller configuration, so perhaps this is an erroneous listing. If not, though, this will be interesting to watch perform.

Further down the product stack, things only get stranger. The RTX 3060 has yet to make an appearance on desktop (the 3060 Ti launched this week), yet here it is in a laptop. It's listed with a piddly 6 GB of dedicated memory. An unnamed Quadro RTX 3000 graphics card is also listed with 6 GB. It's paired with a Ryzen 4000 processor.

Asus

Laptop CPU GPU
Zephyrus Duo 15 SE R9 5900HX RTX 3080
Zephyrus Duo 15 SE R9 5900HX RTX 3070
Zephyrus G14 R9 5900HS RTX 3060
Zephyrus G15 - Quadro RTX 3000

Gigabyte

On that same note, seven Gigabyte Aero and Aorus laptops have been listed by a Dutch retailer. The RTX 3080 Max-Q, RTX 3070 Max-Q, and RTX 3060 Max-P graphics cards have been paired with Intel's (released) octa-core tenth-gen processors, the i9-10980HK and i7-10870H.

These laptops were listed with prices in euro, which have been converted into USD in the table below (but the original prices are in the screenshot). Except for the pricey Aero 17 HDR, which has a 4K display and 64 GB of RAM, the prices are high but fairly reasonable. The mobile 3000 series should cost about the same as the mobile 2000 series, or maybe a bit more at launch.

Laptop CPU GPU Price (USD)
Aero 17 HDR i9-10980HK RTX 3080 Max-Q $5150
Aorus 17G i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q $2710
Aero 15 i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q $2710
Auros 15G i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q $2310
Aero 15 OLED i7-10870H RTX 3060 Max-P $2310
Auros 15P i7-10870H RTX 3060 Max-P $2170
Auros 15G i7-10870H RTX 3060 Max-P $2030

Nvidia has made it a habit to announce and release products at odd times, so it's difficult to speculate about the release schedule of RTX 3000 mobile. AMD, on the other hand, is the opposite: they're very likely to announce Ryzen 5000 mobile at CES 2021, in early January.

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Squid Surprise

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I am intrigued with Ryzen laptops being released with top of the line Nvidia GPU (or ANY top of the line GPU) as I don’t think any have existed sporting anything better than a 2060...

This can only be good news for consumers.
 

QuantumPhysics

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A Laptop with a 10th generation intel Core i7 and any of the 3000 GPU is going to be an absolute BEAST - especially considering how capable the 1080 equipped laptops still are.

The 2060 equipped laptops are awesome too.
 

drufense

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As a consumer who cares more about performance and reasonable value rather than brand loyalty, I do hope that the politics of business and the tech world doesn't deprive us of the best possible combinations and options on the mobile side like it did in the past.
 

scavengerspc

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Finally, it's getting real now folks. I am itching to replace my 2 year old (around Easter) desktop replacement. I am also looking forward to what AMD offers because they have a better Watt\Performance ratio.
 

m4a4

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Finally, it's getting real now folks. I am itching to replace my 2 year old (around Easter) desktop replacement. I am also looking forward to what AMD offers because they have a better Watt\Performance ratio.
Same. Waiting to replace this gaming laptop with a new one (red and green this time), hopefully by spring.
 

moon982

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...Nvidia has made it a habit to announce and release products at odd times, so it's difficult to speculate about the release schedule of RTX 3000 mobile....


If it is listed on the retail site that means it is going to be released soon.

So probably some time in January.
 

moon982

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Finally, it's getting real now folks. I am itching to replace my 2 year old (around Easter) desktop replacement. I am also looking forward to what AMD offers because they have a better Watt\Performance ratio.

Well AMD just did. Check the past articles here.

AMD will not be bringing out any new CPUs to mid to late of next year. When it updates its laptop and desktop CPUs around that time.



 

Squid Surprise

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Or constant driver incompatibility
That's for GPUs... you shouldn't have any problems with a zen CPU in your laptop...

This really is a no-brainer... AMD's mobile CPUs wipe the floor with their Intel counterparts and also use less power and produce less heat....

My question is whether Nvidia's mobile 3000 lineup actually meaningfully outperforms their 2000 lineup - or if this is simply a rebranding of the 2000 lineup with a mild overclock or some such...

Regardless, I'm psyched... my Alienware 18 is due for an update...
 

QuantumPhysics

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That's for GPUs... you shouldn't have any problems with a zen CPU in your laptop...

This really is a no-brainer... AMD's mobile CPUs wipe the floor with their Intel counterparts and also use less power and produce less heat....

My question is whether Nvidia's mobile 3000 lineup actually meaningfully outperforms their 2000 lineup - or if this is simply a rebranding of the 2000 lineup with a mild overclock or some such...

Regardless, I'm psyched... my Alienware 18 is due for an update...


I will wait for the new alienware laptops. I have a 1080 in a 15" and a 1080 in a 17". I want to sell them both and get a top level 3000.
 

scavengerspc

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Well AMD just did. Check the past articles here.

AMD will not be bringing out any new CPUs to mid to late of next year. When it updates its laptop and desktop CPUs around that time.
Yeah AMD offerings are already out and probably won't be anything new for some time. But I buy desktop replacement laptops that use off the shelf desktop CPUs and full version GPUs. My current system is an MSI GT76 Titan 9SG. It has a desktop i9 9900k @5GHz and a 200 watt RTX 2080.
 

nnguy2

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Yeah AMD offerings are already out and probably won't be anything new for some time. But I buy desktop replacement laptops that use off the shelf desktop CPUs and full version GPUs. My current system is an MSI GT76 Titan 9SG. It has a desktop i9 9900k @5GHz and a 200 watt RTX 2080.

How does it handle heat and noise?
 

Mr Majestyk

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A Laptop with a 10th generation intel Core i7 and any of the 3000 GPU is going to be an absolute BEAST - especially considering how capable the 1080 equipped laptops still are.

The 2060 equipped laptops are awesome too.

You surely mean an 11th Gen, Tiger Lake not Ice Lake.
 

scavengerspc

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How does it handle heat and noise?
I use it for gaming and for video work for my business. The videos are around 15 min. on average and I get no downclocking and the CPU rarely touches 70C.

The fans have been at 65% for almost 2 years which works out great and isn't too noisy. The cooling system is insane. It has 11 heat pipes and 4 fans.

As far as gaming here is my latest Firestrike run

And my latest 3dmark stress test

There are a lot of desktops that would run 20 loops and have a higher average than 67 degrees.

CPU benches are a different story though. Cinebench 20 runs about 2 thirds and starts to throttle. Drops to 4.5 - 4.6 GHz for the rest of the test.
 
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Irata

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I can’t imagine that.

I’d rather have a core i9 with a 3080

That‘s the great thing about choice - you can pick the model / combination you like. Now imagine if you wanted to have a 3080 in your laptop you had to get a Ryzen based model, if you wanted that, or not.

Sadly true choice did not exist in the laptop market so far and if this changes it‘s good for everyone, you included.