Report: Dell Confirms Nvidia Quadro RTX Mobile GPUs

Dutch media Tweakers has gotten its hands on a Dell PowerPoint presentation that seemingly confirms that Nvidia will release mobile versions of its Quadro RTX graphics cards.

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The Dell Precision 5000-series and 7000-series mobile workstations reportedly employ Intel's latest 9th-generation Coffee Lake-H Refresh (CFL-HR) processors, that span from the Core i5 quad-core models up to the Core i9 octa-core chips. Both product lines rock a 15-inch, UHD touchscreen.

The Precision 5000-series looks like it will support 64GB of memory and comes with 4TB of storage, with the Precision 7000-series accommodating up to 128GB of memory and featuring 6TB of storage. According to the slides, Dell's upcoming Precision 5000-series and 7000-series mobile workstations sport an aluminium body and carbon fiber lid, and Dell will offer models manufactured entirely out of aluminium at a later date. Carbon fiber is a widely used material because of its properties, such as high strength and low weight. Several of Dell's previous Precision and XPS laptops already incorporated carbon fiber into their designs. 

Nvidia Quadro RTX Desktop GPU Specs


Quadro RTX 4000
Quadro RTX 5000
Quadro RTX 6000
Quadro RTX 8000
Architecture (GPU)
Turing (TU104)Turing (TU104)
Turing (TU102)
Turing (TU102)
CUDA Cores
2,304
3,0724,6084,608
Single-Precision Performance
7.1 TFLOPS
11.2 TFLOPS16.3 TFLOPS16.3 TFLOPS
Tensor Performance57 TLFOPs89.2 TFLOPS130.5 TFLOPS130.5 TFLOPS
Rays Cast6 Giga Rays/Sec
8 Giga Rays/Sec10 Giga Rays/Sec10 Giga Rays/Sec
Tensor Cores
288
384576576
RT Cores
36
487272
Texture Units144192288288
Base Clock Rate
1,005 MHz
1,620 MHz1,440 MHz
1,395 MHz
GPU Boost Rate
1,545 MHz
1,815 MHz1,770 MHz
1,770 MHz
Memory Capacity
8GB GDDR6
16GB GDDR6
24GB GDDR6
48GB GDDR6
Memory Clock13 Gbps14 Gbps
14 Gbps
14 Gbps
Memory Bus
256-bit
256-bit384-bit384-bit
Memory Bandwidth
416 GB/s
448 GB/s672 GB/s672 GB/s
ROPs
64
649696
L2 Cache
4MB
4MB
6MB6MB
TDP
160W
230W260W260W
Transistor Count
13.6 billion
13.6 billion
18.6 billion18.6 billion
Die Size
545 mm²
545 mm²
754 mm²754 mm²
Pricing$899
$2,299$6,299$9,999

The current Quadro RTX desktop GPU lineup is comprised of four models: Quadro RTX 4000, RTX 5000, RTX 6000 and RTX 8000. Nvidia hasn't officially announced any Turing-powered Quadro RTX mobile graphics cards, so it's still in doubt whether or not the chipmaker will give the entire Quadro RTX family the mobile treatment. In fact, the previous Pascal Quadro desktop family didn't get the full treatment. Only the Quadro P1000, P2000, P4000 and P5000 were made available in mobile form, while the flagship Quadro P6000 never made it to the mobile realm.

If Nvidia continues its past practices, the Quadro RTX mobile models should resemble their desktop counterparts in most aspects. Due to the TDP (thermal design power) constraint for mobile devices, Nvidia sometimes shaves off some of the CUDA cores or a bit of memory from the mobile variants. The graphics cards' core and memory operating clocks will most likely vary as well.

According to the slides, the Precision 5000-series and 7000-series will land in the middle of July. If true, we should see an announcement from Nvidia on the Quadro RTX mobile graphics cards before then.