You know how Nvidia has released many versions of their GPUs in the past? Well, they’re at it again. Their RTX 3000 series GPU’s for laptops contain not 4, not 8 but 28 different variants of cards. Computerbase.De managed to find a list of all of the variants for the RTX 3060, 3070 and 3080 Laptop GPU’s.
So why are there so many? Well, that’s thanks to all the different power requirements for each model. It goes anywhere from 60W for some RTX 3060 laptop GPU’s to 150W for some RTX 3080 laptop gpu’s.
While it seems like its not that big of a deal, it actually is. Depending on the GPU’s TGP the clock speeds will be altered meaning that an RTX 3070 with a higher TGP, could be faster than an RTX 3080 with a lower TGP. In fact, if you just look at the Max TFLOPS performance, this RTX 3070 with a TGP of 125W could be up to 30% faster than this RTX 3080. That’s because the latter is incredibly underclocked. A RTX 3060 laptop GPU could beat that RTX 3080!