The first gaming benchmarks of NVIDIA’s RTX 40 series mobile benchmarks (midrange offerings) have surfaced. The numbers come from the Chinese Bilibili website and include concrete performance estimates on the next-generation gaming notebooks. The RTX 4070, RTX 4060, and RTX 4050 mobile GPUs were tested at 1080p and 1440p in popular titles, and the following frame rates were observed:
At 1080p, the GeForce RTX 4070 mobile performed roughly the same as the RTX 3070 Ti mobile across six AAA games, including F1 2022, Metro Exodus, Far Cry 6, and Cyberpunk 2077. The RTX 4060 is the more impressive GPU, just 10% slower than the 3070 Ti and roughly on par with the RTX 3070 mobile. The RTX 4050 is 20-25% slower than the RTX 3070 Ti and on par or faster than the RTX 3060 mobile depending on the game and settings.
The scales tip towards the last-gen GeForce offerings at 1440p as their wider bus width comes into play. In some titles, the GeForce RTX 4070 is slightly slower than the RTX 3070 Ti. Similarly, the RTX 4060 mobile is 12-13% slower than the RTX 3070 Ti and a smidge slower than the RTX 3070 mobile. Meanwhile, the RTX 4050 is up to 34% slower than the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, losing to the RTX 3070 and the 3060 at 1440p.
NVIDIA has significantly cut its mobile Ampere dies. The GeForce RTX 4090 and 4080 leverage the AD103 and AD104 dies, while the RTX 4060 and 4050 are based on the paltry AD107 core. The RTX 4070 mobile leverages the AD106 die with 4,608 shaders, substantially lower than the 5,120 cores featured on the RTX 3070. All-in-all, NVIDIA has taken full advantage of the lack of competition, cutting its budget and midrange dies in order to maximize margins.