Nvidia’s next laptop GPU generation powers a leap to 1440p displays: Author – Sam Machkovech

Ars Technica

If you’ve been wondering when gaming laptops would begin a more serious push to 1440p panels, this week’s CES reveals from Nvidia are aimed directly at you. Behold: a generational jump in the company’s laptop-minded GPUs, this time with Ampere architecture and RTX 3000-series branding.

Three GPU models have been announced in all, and they’re named after the GeForce RTX 3080, 3070, and 3060. They are slated to roll out in “70+” laptop models starting January 26. Nvidia has listed “top OEMs” like Acer, Alienware, ASUS, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, MSI, and Razer with upcoming RTX 3000-series laptops, along with “local OEMs and system builders.”

Naming convention double-check

Nvidia’s sales pitch positions the RTX 3060 laptop variant as “faster than laptops featuring the RTX 2080 Super,” though this model may land more specifically in 1080p systems. The two higher-end models are frequently referred to as part of 1440p systems, a resolution that has long been left in the gaming-laptop cold (and will arguably benefit hugely from Nvidia’s proprietary DLSS upscaling solution). While Nvidia’s latest promotional materials mention a bang-for-the-buck upgrade compared to the last generation of laptop GPUs, we’re still waiting to see OEMs roll out specific prices and specs for their late-January models. (Also, we’re wondering if those laptops will sell out too quickly for average humans to get them.)

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