Nvidia’s Lovelace laptop GPUs are in and we already knew laptops with these RTX 4000 graphics cards would debut in February, but we’ve now heard exactly when the different cards will appear next month.
This is according to Chinese technology website IT Home (Opens in a new tab) (tagged by Wccftech (Opens in a new tab)Via VideoCardz (Opens in a new tab)), and as always, we have to be skeptical about rumors, but the contention is that Nvidia will debut the RTX 4090 and 4080 models on February 8th.
This is when these laptops will start shipping, but you’ll actually be able to order the devices on February 1, a week early, the report confirms.
The laptops with RTX 4070, 4060, and 4050 GPUs will be available later in the month, and go on sale February 22nd.
Prices for the lower-end RTX 40 laptops released later in the month start at $999 (around £820, AU$1,430), with price tags for the RTX 4080 and 4090 laptops starting at $1,999 (around £1,640). , 2620 Australian dollars).
We’ve already seen that Lovelace-branded laptops are going to be very expensive, with the cost of upgrading to the RTX 4090 being offered by XMG. adds €1,687 (about $1,830, £1,500, AU$2,630) to the price of XMG’s Neo 16 gaming laptop (and that’s just additional GPU upgrade cost, not total price).
Analysis: Quick launch of the Lovelace laptop suite
If that proves to be true, in just a couple of weeks you’ll be able to pre-order a laptop with an RTX 4090 or 4080. And before the end of February, all Lovelace mobile graphics cards will be in the market’s laptops — so don’t wait for Nvidia to roll out the full range. for laptops.
This seems especially relevant when you consider that in the desktop realm, only the RTX 4090, 4080, and 4070 Ti have been released so far — and those releases have slowed down over some time (the 4070 Ti just got here).
Whether this push by quickly deploying mobile GPUs means we might see an RTX 4070 or RTX 4060 (or even a 4050) for desktops anytime in the near future, well, we wouldn’t count on it – certainly not in the latter two cases anyway. . All the latest rumors have indicated that the desktop RTX 4060 is still some way off, and Nvidia might not consider releasing it until the lower-tier RTX 3000 – which is still pending – has sold out.
As mentioned above, the cost of the RTX 4090 laptop is not for the faint of heart. In fact, it’s actually about as expensive as a desktop RTX 4090, while offering performance in line with the desktop 4080. (Remember, the mobile 4090 is built on the AD103 chip and has a significantly cut CUDA Core count of 9728 compared to the desktop AD102.) 4090, which provides 16,384).