Nvidia RTX 3000 Super laptop GPUs rumored to launch early next year
Now that GPU prices are finally dropping closer to their initial MSRPs while the supplies are gradually improving with the waning shortages and the twilight of GPU mining, we should also be seeing laptop OEMs improving stocks for all those models featuring the RTX 30 mobile series. We have not really seen price pumps when laptop supplies were really low, so overall mobile GPU prices may remain the same even when the supplies are back at normal levels. However, we could see some price drops by the beginning of 2022, when Nvidia is supposed to release the RTX 30 Super models.
Lenovo did leak some RTX 30 Super info back in June, but there was no info regarding availability. Twitter user Greymon55 recently revealed that the mobile RTX 30 Super GPUs should be launched in early 2022. The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme G4 leak showed that the RAM configurations on the Super models are unchanged from the existing ones, and that is about all the specs we know for these upcoming models. Another leaker - @kopite7kimi - was suggesting earlier this year that the mobile RTX 30 Super GPUs may be based on a modified GA103 die with more CUDA cores. It would be nice if Nvidia could keep the same TGP targets from the non-Super models, but this probably requires a jump from 8 nm to 7 nm production nodes. Apparently, we will not see GDDR6X memory chips on the mobile RTX 30 Super models, as these get quite hot and have big power requirements.
If this is indeed the case, we might see the RTX 30 Super desktop versions launching some time in 2022, as well, and this should prompt a price readjustment for the non-Super versions, but we first need to see prices matching MSRP by the end of this year.
The laptop version of RTX Super series will be available early next year.— Greymon55 (@greymon55) July 7, 2021