GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptops launching today, Nvidia releases detailed performance metrics
Hardware Canuks recently released an Nvidia-sponsored video presenting performance metrics for the RTX 3080 Ti mobile GPU featured on this year’s Razor Blade 17 laptops. As this is intended to be a promotional material and not an in-depth review, Nvidia prefered to compare the new GPU with the RTX 2080 Super model from 2020. Of course, we would have liked to see comparisons with the RTX 3080, but unit bias is a thing.
Before presenting the actual performance metrics of the two GPUs, Nvidia also mentions some hardware specs. Thus, we see that the RTX 3080 Ti uses the GA103S processor with 7424 CUDA cores, which is a decent bump over the 6144 CUDA cores from the RTX 3080. Boost clocks are lower, as well: 1125 - 1590 MHz on the RTX 3080 TI compared to 124 - 1710 MHz on the RTX 3080. There will only be a 16 GB VRAM model with 256-bit bus this time around (no 8 GB option for lower budgets), and board TGP will vary between 80 and 150 W depending on OEM implementation.
Nvidia cherry picked a few games like Watch Dogs, Metro - Exodus, Doom: Eternal and COD: Vanguard, cranked up in-game graphic settings to max and ran the tests in 1440p with and without Ray Tracing + DLSS. Additionally, some productivity metrics are thrown in for content creation purposes, and we see that render times are cut by more than half in most situations. On the gaming side, 1440p tests show a 40% performance boost on average over the older model, while Ray Tracing results show 80% improvements on average, and the RT+DLSS (Quality preset) tests reduce that gap to 70%.
It is still unclear if the Razer Blade 17 2022 uses a full TGP GPU. The HC video mentions that the RTX 3080 Ti GPU integrates all the new Max-Q 4.0 features. However, last year’s Razer Blade 17 Pro model featured an RTX 3080 capped at 135 W. From what we can see, the chassis on the 2022 appears to be identical, and, unless Razer improved the vapor chamber cooling system somehow, we can assume that this RTX 3080 Ti implementation will not get the maximum quoted TGP of 150 W. Still, even without maximum specs, the RTX 3080 Ti appears to be almost as fast as a desktop RTX 3070 Ti. Price may end up in the mid-US$3,000 range.
Starting today, Razer and other OEMs are expected to officially launch the new laptop models integrating the RTX 3080 Ti as well as the RTX 3070 Ti mobile GPUs. Also, make sure to check out the Notebookcheck detailed RTX 3080 Ti analysis.