Unannounced Nvidia Ada-based mobile workstation GPUs get leaked in MSI driver
The first Ada-based workstation GPUs could soon make their debut, as implied last week with the benchmark leaks for an RTX 6000 desktop GPU. Nvidia does not usually restrict the professional GPUs to the desktop form-factor, so there should also be some mobile versions for the new Ada architecture, as well. According to LaptopVideo2Go, Nvidia may be planning to release no less than four professional mobile SKUs based on the RTX 4000 Ada Lovelace generation.
LaptopVideo2Go found the SKU info in a recent MSI driver. It is unclear if the SKU names are official, but it looks like the naming convention from the Ampere generation was dropped since there is no A in front of the number:
NVIDIA_DEV.2730 = “NVIDIA RTX 5000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU”
NVIDIA_DEV.27BB = “NVIDIA RTX 3500 Ada Generation Laptop GPU”
NVIDIA_DEV.2838 = “NVIDIA RTX 3000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU”
NVIDIA_DEV.28B8 = “NVIDIA RTX 2000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU”
Industry sources close to Videocardz are suggesting some specs for the SKUs. In this sense, the RTX 5000 would feature 16 GB of 256-bit GDDR6 and may be based on the the same AD103 GPU that powers the laptop-grade RTX 4090. There is no RTX 4000 here, which could mean that this SKU is reserved for desktops as a step-down from the RTX 6000 leaked last week. The RTX 3500 model might thus be based on the AD104 GPU with 12 GB 192-bit GDDR6, while the RTX 3000 could feature an AD106 GPU and the RTX 2000 an AD107. These last two models will probably get at most 8 GB 128-bit GDDR6.
Official announcements for the desktop-grade and laptop-grade workstation GPUs based on the Ada architecture might arrive with Nvidia's GTC 2023 presentation on March 20.