Intel and NVIDIA has announced the next gen CPU and GPU for laptops, which officially makes your recent purchase last-gen.
Let’s start first with Intel. Intel has released a 10nm (finally, not 14nm this time) Tiger Lake “H” (H for hi-performance) processors for laptops this year, which includes the Intel Core i9. According to Intel, these processors are designed for gaming and multimedia creation.
Below is a table of the 11th-gen Intel Core processors, to which many gaming laptops would use:
As you can see on this table, Intel Core i3 is nowhere to be seen. Also, a noticeable improvement is that the next-gen Core i5 is now hexacore instead of quadcore, which means a noticeable improvement on performance both on gaming and multimedia creation, and that the processor can handle even newer triple A titles.
The standard Thermal Power for all processors is 45W, which consumes more power but also has better performance vs low or “power-saver” chipsets like Intel’s “U” line. Although this is the standard, manufacturers can configure the TDP on their machine. In Intel Core i9’s case, there is also a 65W “maximum performance” TDP.
In addition, the highest-end Core i9 will also have Intel’s Turbo Boost Max 3.0 that lets the processor perform to its best and fastest speed possible, in this case, 5.0GHz for 11980HK and 4.9GHz for 11900H respectively. There are also software that is included in the package: Extreme Utility and Extreme Speed, these apps lets you churn out even more performance, but this would also be like over-throttling, as the processor would also sound noisier.
NVIDIA RTX GPUs
NVIDIA is bringing their top-of-the-line RTX 3000 series into laptops! (Of course, having a desktop is more ideal than getting a laptop). Which means you can game on the go without having to worry of performance issue, or until then.
Below is a table of the RTX GPUs NVIDIA is bringing to laptops:
The RTX 3050 and 3050Ti will be using a new GPU, which could possibly be the GA107, which is an upgrade over the RTX3060’s GA106 chip. Both the RTX 3050 and 3050Ti will be using a Samsung 8nm process but the Ti of course, has more CUDA cores (fully-enabled, the RTX 3050Ti has 2560 cores while the RTX3050 only has 2048). Both of these will be paired with a 4GB GDDR6 VRAM. Which is also familiar to the GTX1650 and 1650Ti Graphics Cards.
For the performance, like the Intel Core processors, it will be based on the Thermal Design Power, in which again, manufacturers can adjust for their laptops. These adjustments will also affect their clock speed. In the case of the RTX3080, the clock speed can be as low as 1245MHz and the TDP can be as low as 80W. Though, it still is powerful and could probably handle current-gen games at least at 60fps at ease before giving up.
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