Nvidia, Godfathers of gaming hardware and graphics cards, are set to launch the next generation of mobility GPUs. New models will be part of the GeForce RTX 20 series.
Nvidia’s upcoming mobility GPUs are GeForce RTX 2080, RTX 2070, and RTX 2060. The leaks are coming from a Chinese laptop manufacturer. The name of the Asian company is CJSCOPE, and the laptop model is Xijie Lion.
Nvidia will probably release these models during CES 2019, on January 15.
But before we talk about that, let’s understand what mobility GPU means first:
Mobility vs. Discrete
A mobility GPU is built into a machine. You can’t change it, upgrade it, or repair it. It’s also smaller and less powerful than the discrete versions. The benefit of its low performance, though, is it runs cooler.
A discrete graphics card is the one you can install on your PC and upgrade whenever you want. It uses more power, produces more heat, and delivers better performance.
GeForce RTX 2080
The laptops packing the RTX 2080 GPUs run a 9th-gen Intel processor. It’s the biggest model of the series.
The card features 2944 CUDA cores with Turin architecture, 8GB GDDR6 visual memory, and 256-bit bus interface. It’s basically the same as the desktop RTX 2080, with clock speeds also at 1515 MHz and 1860 MHz with overclocking. Lastly, the memory is clocked at 14 Gbps.
Furthermore, the Nvidia GPU has the name of GeForce RTX 2080 OC, which might mean overclocking is an option.
GeForce RTX 2070
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 MXM Mobility Graphics is as well an overclockable GPU listed by the Chinese manufacturer. It features similar specs as its desktop counterpart.
The graphics card has Turing architecture and comes with 2340 CUDA cores and 8GB GDDR6 VRAM. It has a 256-bit interface, while the memory is clocked at 14 Gbps.
Regarding clocks, the upcoming chip has a frequency of 1410 MHz, and can boost up to 1740 MHZ. which is higher than the desktop model.
GeForce RTX 2060
Lastly, we find the Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060 MXM Mobility Graphics. This GPU is not available on desktops, but there are reports saying the specs of the hardware.
As the other GPUs on the series, it will have Turing architecture. However, it’s less powerful with only 1920 CUDA cores and 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM.
CJSCOPE listed the RTX 2060 model on the cheapest and smaller laptops. On the smallest laptop, the RTX 2060 has 1536 CUDA cores and 192-bit interface.
Finally, the clock runs at 1320 MHZ and has a 1620 MHz boost speed. Memory runs at a default 14 Gbps.
Other leaks about the RTX 2060 reveals there are 6 variants of the model. It shows how much Nvidia has expanded their strategies towards mid-end gaming rigs in the last years.
GeForce RTX 2060 variants
The manufacturer Gigabyte has already listed the six variants of the mid-budget mobility GPU:
The EEC filing was made by Gigabyte, who listed over 40 flavors of the RTX 2060 GPU across six major classes. This includes Aorus, Gigabyte, OC and non-OC variants along with the standard cooler differentiators. The following six major variants were spotted:
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 4GB GDDR6
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 4GB GDDR5
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5
These variants also differ on manufacturers (between Gigabyte and Aorus), which means cooling options will vary.