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Could the release of *other GA104 products* have lead to lower RTX 3070s production?

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The RTX 3060 TI released in December and uses the GA104 - a cutdown version of the GPU chip found in RTX 3070s. It also uses the same GDDR6 8GB VRAM and 256bit memory bus.

Could either of these factors result in less RTX 3070's being produced?

There is a list of RTX 3070 FE drops here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12F_vaKcLGG3vL_bt6GEW0zk-sJLp2D6JGcd_u6z9_ZQ/edit#gid=0

Since the January, there's only been a single drop of the RTX 3070 FE in the UK - but no issues in other countries in the list (fewer drops overall though). Perhaps leaving the EU could also be factor?
 
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I heard the opposite, that they'll make more 3070s instead because they can sell them for much more.
 
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I would expect more likely the GA104 dies are being diverted to laptop where they are sold as 3080.
 
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I would expect more likely the GA104 dies are being diverted to laptop where they are sold as 3080.

Really? I noticed the RTX 3080 mobile version has a similar shader count to the RTX 3070 discrete version. Interesting if this turns out to be true :)

They could certainly make a lot more money from the top 50% (guess) of GA104 dies, if sold in very high end laptops.

It also makes you wonder why we can't have a desktop variant of this higher end GA104 GPU- again, probably just because of limited supply. And they want to sell more RTX 3080s...

The RTX 3080 mobile theoretical performance stats are impressive, considering the low tdp of just 115w:
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/geforce-rtx-3080-mobile.c3684

But still slower than the 220w RTX 3070 overall.

EDIT - looks like some RTX 3080 mobile variants will be about on par with a desktop rtx 3080, and include 16GB of VRAM, with a higher tdp:
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/dell-rtx-3080-mobile-16-gb.b8584

Take a look at this:
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/?mobile=Yes&architecture=Ampere&sort=generation

Starting from 12/01/2021 the GA104 chip has been used in 4 different mobile products, including RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 standard, and low power versions.

****** news for people who want a desktop RTX 3070.

The RTX 3080 mobile is a massive rip off in my view, considering that it doesn't use the higher end GA102 GPU chip that the desktop 3080 uses, and cost at least £2,000-3,000:
https://www.razer.com/gb-en/gaming-laptops/Razer-Blade-15/RZ09-0367CWD3-R3W1

I'm curious though, is anyone planning on buying a laptop with a RTX 3070/3080 mobile chip? As far as I know, they are mostly pre-orders at this point.

Benchmarks of the RTX 3080/3070 mobile GPUs here:
https://www.techradar.com/news/geforce-rtx-3000-laptop-gpu-benchmarks-have-started-to-appear

It's just not that good is it?
 
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