NVIDIA is finally putting a requirement for laptop manufacturers to list out the specs of the new RTX 30-series GPUs found in the latest slew of laptops.

The Verge reports that NVIDIA now requires laptop manufacturers to disclose the specific clock speeds and total graphics power of a particular laptop.

ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 GX551Q GPU task manager

This should’ve been the requirement from the start of the RTX 30-series Laptop launch. Currently, The Verge has a list of laptop manufacturers and keeping tabs if the manufacturer has updated the specific laptop’s specs with the clock speed and TGP or not.

NVIDIA RTX 30 series laptop 1

The launch of the RTX 30-series laptop chips is confusing, to say the least.

This whole situation happened because NVIDIA introduces configurable TGP for their new Ampere GPUs for laptops but confuses the heck out of everyone since a laptop might run the RTX 3080 Laptop at 120W, but others might run at a lower wattage. Even though two laptops might be using the same RTX 3080 Laptop, they will perform differently if they are operating at different wattages.

ROG Zephyrus Duo SE GX551Q
The ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551Q with an RTX 3080 Laptop runs at 115W typical but at 130W with Dynamic Boost 2.0.

Sure, there is a good reason to introduce configurable wattage since it allows granularity so that manufacturers can maximize their laptop’s performance and use up all of its thermal capabilities power input. But this transitional period is still confusing and will take some time to adapt.

Also, here’s our new, updated benchmarks with the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551Q. It packs an RTX 3080 Laptop that runs 115W typically, but bosots up to 130W.


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