Will the GeForce Super series eventually come to laptops? Probably not
After several weeks of rumors, Nvidia formally announced its GeForce Super series earlier this week for an official launch later this month. The chipmaker is promising that its RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2070 Super, and RTX 2080 Super will be up to 25 percent faster than the original RTX 2060, RTX 2070, and RTX 2080, respectively.
Gamers crossing their fingers for mobile versions of the GeForce Super series, however, shouldn't get their hopes up. When looking closer at the specifications for the RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2070 Super, and RTX 2080 Super, each of these cards have higher TDP or power requirements than their non-Super counterparts by about 15 W to 40 W. Cramming these souped-up GPUs in an already thermally constrained laptop form factor would be an unlikely scenario in our opinion. Even the RTX 2080 Ti remains exclusive to desktops after a full year of availability probably for the same thermal reasons.
There is always the small chance of the GeForce Super series coming to laptops with lowered TDP requirements much like how the standard mobile GeForce series has lower TDP requirements than their standard desktop counterparts. However, such a move could arguably cause confusion for the average shopper looking to buy a gaming laptop since they would then have to consider a standard GeForce, GeForce Super, or a GeForce Max-Q.
Reviews on the new GeForce Super series have already begun flooding the web with promising results across the board, but don't expect any mobile GeForce Super reviews anytime soon.