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PCI IDs point to NVIDIA using the GA104M GPU for the RTX 3070 Max-P and Max-Q

It seems that NVIDIA has based RTX 3070 mobile cards on the GA104M GPU. (Image source: Gamers Navy)
It seems that NVIDIA has based RTX 3070 mobile cards on the GA104M GPU. (Image source: Gamers Navy)
NVIDIA has based the RTX 3070 Max-P and Max-Q on the GA104M GPU, according to a list of PCI IDs. Assigned the IDs 249c and 249d, the RTX 3070 mobile cards will undoubtedly offer pared-back performance compared to the desktop RTX 3070. It seems that NVIDIA has been testing tonnes of other GA104 and GA102-based cards, too.

NVIDIA may have only announced three RTX 30 series cards so far, but a list of PCI IDs suggests that the company has been testing countless other cards. The list was brought to our attention by @momomo_us, although it matches one on the SourceForge PCI ID Repository. To recap, there have been numerous rumours of other RTX 30 series cards like a 20 GB RTX 3080 and an RTX 3060 Ti, although only the latter of those two appears destined to make it to market. NVIDIA is thought to be announcing the RTX 3060 next month, too.

Perhaps most interestingly, the list confirms the PCI IDs of two RTX 3070 mobile cards, which are both based on the GA104M GPU. Apparently, these Max-P and Max-Q cards have been assigned the IDs 249c and 249d. Last month, @KOMACHI_ENSAKA hinted that the arrival of GA104M was not that far off, but there has been no indication of exactly when mobile versions of RTX cards will debut. However, NVIDIA is expected to unveil mobile versions of the RTX 3060 and RTX 3080, too.

Based on these PCI IDs, NVIDIA has also been testing multiple GA102-based RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 cards, including 11 GB, 12 GB and 20 GB versions of the RTX 3080. Then there is the GA102GL, on which the RTX A40 and RTX A6000 are based. Working down the list we see the apparently now-cancelled GA104-based RTX 3070 Ti, which NVIDIA has reputedly replaced with a GA102 model. The list also includes the PCI-IDs of RTX 3050 and RTX 3060 engineering samples, which are based on the unannounced GA107 and GA106 GPUs, respectively. Little is known of these two GPUs, but @kopite7kimi claimed in July that they taped out in late June. It is unclear if NVIDIA still plans to release the GA106 and GA107, though.

The GA104M will lie at the heart of the RTX 3070 Max-P and Max-Q. (Image source: The PCI ID Repository)
The GA104M will lie at the heart of the RTX 3070 Max-P and Max-Q. (Image source: The PCI ID Repository)

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The PCI ID Repository (SourceForge) & @momomo_us, Gamers Navy - Image credit

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Alex Alderson, 2020-10-28 (Update: 2020-10-28)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.