Nvidia's GeForce RTX: Game On at CES 2021
Nvidia has revealed the GeForce RTX 3060 and a load of powerful laptop next-gen graphics cards
We knew Nvidia had some big laptop graphics news for CES 2021, but we didn't expect such a deluge of information, with some 70 GeForce RTX-equipped laptops coming this year.
At its “GeForce RTX: Game On” virtual event at CES, Nvidia also took the covers off the much-anticipated GeForce RTX 3060. Here are the highlights from the event:
GeForce RTX 3060 laptops: Leading the next-gen mobile graphics charge for Nvidia will be laptops equipped with a GeForce RTX 3080. Starting at $1,999, these laptops will be flagship machines and some of the fastest gaming laptops around, with up to 16GB of GDDR6 memory for their graphics cards. Expect machines from the likes of Asus and Alienware to target high frame rates at 1440p resolution at ultra quality settings.
GeForce RTX 3070 laptops: Starting at $1,299, laptops with a GeForce RTX 3070 will also target 1440p gaming only more around the 90 fps mark. Expect these machines to come with high refresh rate displays, likely 240Hz.
GeForce RTX 3060 laptops: Promising performance that's 1.3x as fast as a PS5, gaming laptops with a GeForce RTX 3060 will target 1080p gaming at blisteringly fast frame rates, as well as provide access to ray tracing and DLSS. Starting at $999, RTX 3060 laptops look set to be powerful mainstream portable gaming beasts.
GeForce RTX 3060: We've been waiting for the GeForce RTX 3060 to be revealed for a while now, especially given that Nvidia has the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. Available late February for $329, this graphics card is definitely one for mainstream PC gamers who want a GPU that'll power ray tracing but not break the bank. We only hope Nvidia makes enough of them to go around.