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(Best) Gaming Laptops with RTX 3080/3070/3060 Ampere GPU Listed or Available today

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Gaming laptops are usually a one-time endeavor. Once you have chosen a specific configuration, you are stuck with that hardware. Well, most laptops allow you to upgrade memory and storage. But unlike a gaming PC, the processor (CPU) and the discrete graphics processor (GPU) are usually not upgradeable. Oftentimes, it is best to buy the latest or top-of-the-line gaming laptop that is currently available in the market. So I listed below some of the top gaming laptops powered by the latest NVIDIA RTX 30 series Ampere GPU; paired with Intel or AMD‘s processor. If you are in the market for the latest and best gaming laptops, check it below.

gaming laptops with nvidia rtx 30 ampere gpu

Gaming Laptops powered with GeForce RTX 30 Series Ampere GPU

Below is a list of the gaming laptops powered with NVIDIA RTX 30 series Ampere GPU that are currently listed or available today. Some of these laptops can be considered as the best gaming laptop in their class.

ModelAvailabilityCPUGPUGPU BoostGPU TGPMemorySize / PanelResolutionRefresh RateStorageWeight
ASUS ROG Strix G15 G513QR-ES96
asus rog strix g15 g513qr es96
Amazon.comAMD Ryzen 9 5900HXRTX 30701660 MHz13016GB DDR415.6" / IPS1920x1080300Hz1TB PCIe NVMe SSD
ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713QM-ES74
asus rog strix g17 g713qm es74
Amazon.comAMD Ryzen 7 5800HRTX 306016GB DDR417.3" / IPS1920x1080144Hz512GB NVMe PCIe SSD5.95 lbs
ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713QR-ES96
asus rog strix g17 g713qr es96
Amazon.comAMD Ryzen 9 5900HXRTX 30701660 MHz13016GB DDR417.3" / IPS1920x1080300Hz1TB PCIe NVMe SSD5.95 lbs
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QR-DS76Q
asus rog strix scar 15 g533qr ds76q
Amazon.comAMD Ryzen 7 5800HRTX 30701660 MHz11516GB DDR415.6" / IPS2560x1440165Hz1TB PCIe NVMe SSD5.51 lbs
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS-XS98Q
asus rog strix scar 15 g533qs xs98q
Amazon.comAMD Ryzen 9 5900HXRTX 30801645 MHz11532GB DDR415.6" / IPS2560x1440165Hz1TB PCIe NVMe SSD5.51 lbs
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
asus rog strix scar 17 g733qsa xs99
Amazon.comAMD Ryzen 9 5900HXRTX 30801645 MHz11532GB DDR417.3" / IPS1920x1080360Hz2TB PCIe NVMe SSD RAID05.95 lbs
ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo SE 15 GX551QM-ES76
asus rog zephyrus duo se 15 gx551qm es76
Amazon.comAMD Ryzen 7 5800HRTX 30601802 MHz11516GB DDR415.6" / IPS1920x1080300Hz1TB PCIe NVMe SSD5.47 lb
ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo SE 15 GX551QR-XS98
asus rog zephyrus duo se 15 gx551qr xs98
Newegg.com

Amazon.com
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HXRTX 30701660 MHz11532GB DDR415.6" / IPS1920x1080300Hz1TB PCIe NVMe SSD5.47 lb
Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED XC-8US5450SP
gigabyte aero 15 oled xc 8us5450sp
Newegg.com

Amazon.com
Intel Core i7-10870HRTX 3070 Max-Q1290 MHz10532GB DDR415.6" / OLED3840x216060Hz1TB PCIe NVMe SSD4.40 lbs.
Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED YC-9US5760SP
gigabyte aero 15 oled yc 9us5760sp
Newegg.com

Amazon.com
Intel Core i9-10980HKRTX 3080 Max-Q1245 MHz10564GB DDR415.6" / OLED3840x216060Hz2TB NVMe PCIe SSD4.40 lbs.
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XC-8US4450SP
gigabyte aero 17 hdr xc 8us4450sp
Newegg.com

Amazon.com
Intel Core i7-10870HRTX 3070 Max-Q1290 MHz10532GB DDR417.3" / IPS HDR3840x216060Hz1TB PCIe NVMe SSD5.50 lbs.
Gigabyte AORUS 15G KC-8US2130SH
gigabyte aorus 15g kc 8us2130sh
Newegg.com

Amazon.com
Intel Core i7-10870HRTX 30601530 MHz10516GB DDR415.6" / IPS1920x1080240Hz512GB NVMe PCIe SSD4.40 lbs.
Gigabyte AORUS 15G via CUK
gigabyte aorus 15g via cuk
Amazon.comIntel Core i7-10870HRTX 30701290 MHz10564GB DDR415.6" / IPS1920x1080240Hz2TB PCIe NVMe SSD4.40 lbs.
Gigabyte AORUS 15G via CUK
gigabyte aorus 15g via cuk 02
Amazon.comIntel Core i7-10870HRTX 30701290 MHz10532GB DDR415.6" / IPS1920x1080240Hz1TB PCIe NVMe SSD4.40 lbs.
Gigabyte AORUS 15G XC-8US2430SH
gigabyte aorus 15g xc 8us2430sh
Newegg.com

Amazon.com
Intel Core i7-10870HRTX 30701290 MHz10532GB DDR415.6" / IPS1920x1080240Hz512GB NVMe PCIe SSD4.40 lbs.
Gigabyte AORUS 17G XC-8US6430SH
gigabyte aorus 17g xc 8us6430sh
Newegg.com

Amazon.com
Intel Core i7-10870HRTX 30701290 MHz10532GB DDR417.3" / IPS1920x1080300Hz512GB NVMe PCIe SSD5.95 Ibs.
MSI GE66 Raider 10UG-211
msi ge66 raider 10ug 211
Newegg.com

Amazon.com
Intel Core i7-10870HRTX 30701620 MHz13032GB DDR415.6" / IPS1920x1080300Hz1TB PCIe NVMe SSD5.25 lbs.
MSI GE66 Raider 10UH-210
msi ge66 raider 10uh 210
Newegg.com

Amazon.com
Intel Core i7-10870HRTX 308032GB DDR415.6" / IPS1920x1080300Hz1TB PCIe NVMe SSD5.25 lbs.
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH-231
msi ge76 raider 10uh 231
Newegg.com

Amazon.com
Intel Core i7-10870HRTX 308032GB DDR417.3" / IPS HDR1920x1080300Hz1TB PCIe NVMe SSD6.39 lbs
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE-091
msi gf65 thin 10ue 091
Amazon.comIntel Core i7-10750HRTX 30601402 MHz758GB DDR415.6" / IPS1920x1080144Hz512GB NVMe PCIe SSD4.1 lbs.
MSI GP66 Leopard 10UG-268
msi gp66 leopard 10ug 268
Newegg.comIntel Core i7-10750HRTX 30701620 MHz13016GB DDR415.6" / IPS1920x1080144Hz512GB NVMe PCIe SSD
MSI GP66 Leopard 10UH-244
msi gp66 leopard 10uh 244
Newegg.com

Amazon.com
Intel Core i7-10870HRTX 3080 Max-Q32GB DDR415.6" / IPS1920x1080240Hz1TB PCIe NVMe SSD5.25 lbs.
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG-075
msi gs66 stealth 10ug 075
Newegg.com

Amazon.com
Intel Core i7-10870HRTX 3070 Max-Q1290 MHz9532GB DDR415.6" / IPS1920x1080300Hz1TB PCIe NVMe SSD4.63 lbs.
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UH-091
msi gs66 stealth 10uh 091
Newegg.com

Amazon.com
Intel Core i7-10870HRTX 3080 Max-Q32GB DDR415.6" / IPS1920x1080300Hz2TB PCIe NVMe SSD4.63 lbs.

Note: I try to collect the specs as accurately as possible. But there may be changes or some slight inaccuracies while gathering the data. Manufacturers usually make a lot of variances but under the same model name; making things a little bit confusing. So please be sure to double-check the specs of your chosen laptop before finalizing your purchase.

Are mobile GPUs similar to desktop GPUs?

Gaming laptops are not like their desktop PC counterparts. This means that an RTX 3080 mobile is not equivalent to or similar to the desktop RTX 3080 graphics card when it comes to performance. Their mobile counterpart GPUs are usually slower. Also, the same can be said with the processor.

On top of that, NVIDIA or the laptop manufacturers has made it a bit difficult for consumers to discern which one is faster. A gaming laptop powered with an RTX 3070 may have the chance that it will run faster than a similarly spec’d gaming laptop but with an RTX 3080. How come?

The answer is TGP or total graphics power. RTX 30 series mobile GPUs have varying maximum TGP, aside from GPU clock speeds. For example, an RTX 3080 can have a TGP from 90W up to 155W. The higher the TGP the better or faster the graphics card performs; since it can suck more power.

This also means that an RTX 3080 with the lowest TGP and lower boost clock has the potential to be outperformed by an RTX 3070 with the highest TGP and faster boost clock. In addition, the same scenario can be said with the RTX 3070 and RTX 3060. So it is important to keep an eye on the TGP and GPU boost clock as well and not just the model of the GPU.

Most of the gaming laptops listed above are powered with the latest Intel Core and AMD processors. I don’t see any 11th gen-powered gaming laptops yet. But I will update the list as more and newer models become available in the (near) future.

Desktop GPU vs Mobile GPU

To give you an idea of how a mobile GPU compares to a desktop GPU; below is a table comparing their specifications side by side. Also, when it comes to performance, a desktop RTX 3080 is faster followed by a desktop RTX 3070; then followed by an RTX 3080 mobile.

After that the desktop RTX 3060 Ti is faster than the RTX 2080 Super; then followed by the RTX 3070 mobile. The RTX 3060 mobile sits at the bottom; with the RTX 2070 Super sitting in between the RTX 3070 mobile and RTX 3060 mobile.

Basically speaking, that’s the hierarchy of these GPUs. Obviously, when TGP comes into play and considering the other factors and system specs, that will definitely change. But that’s the general outlook.

 RTX 3080RTX 3080 mobileRTX 3070RTX 3070 mobileRTX 3060RTX 3060 mobile
GPUGA102GA104GA104GA104GA106GA106
Fab /Architecture8nm Ampere8nm Ampere8nm Ampere8nm Ampere8nm Ampere8nm Ampere
CUDA Cores870461445888512035843840
TMUs272192184160112120
ROPs969696806464
Tensor Cores272192184160112120
RT Cores684846402830
Base Clock1440 MHz1110 MHz1500 MHz1110 MHz1320 MHz900 MHz
Boost Clock1710 MHz1545 MHz1725 MHz1560 MHz1777 MHz1425 MHz
Memory Size/Type10GB GDDR6X8GB GDDR68GB GDDR68GB GDDR612GB GDDR66GB GDDR6
Memory Clock (effective)19 Gbps14 Gbps14 Gbps14 Gbps15 Gbps14 Gbps
Memory Bus320 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit192 bit192 bit
Memory Bandwidth760.3 GB/s448 GB/s448 GB/s448 GB/s360 GB/s336 GB/s
TDP320Wup to 115W220Wup to 115W170Wup to 80W

Again, I’ll update this post as new RTX 30 series powered gaming laptops become available in the market.

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