Along with other RTX 4000 cards, a mobile GPU has been discovered in an upcoming HP Omen laptop.
Nvidia’s RTX 4090 laptop GPU, as well as a slew of other Lovelace mobile graphics cards, have been spotted in an HP Omen gaming notebook, and these portables are all powered by an upcoming new Raptor Lake mobile CPU.
This leak comes from @momomo us on Twitter (as VideoCardz(opens in new tab) flagged), who spotted the HP Omen machines listed on a European retailer’s website, but given that this is an unknown retail outlet, we need to be especially cautious when it comes to rumoured specs provided via product listings.
The retailer lists six variants of the upcoming HP Omen 17, all of which are powered by Intel’s Core i7-13700HX CPU – a mobile part expected to be unveiled at CES – and all of which have Nvidia Lovelace GPUs.
The top-tier model is equipped with the RTX 4090 laptop graphics card, which has 16GB of VRAM (no other specs are provided here, by the way, just the memory configuration).
There are also two Omen 17 laptops with an RTX 4080 (12GB VRAM), one with an RTX 4070 (8GB), and another pair with the RTX 4060. (also 8GB).
The prices are in Lei, Romanian currency, implying that this is a Romanian retailer, and the top HP Omen with RTX 4090 costs 18,881 Lei. That works out to about $4,000 / £3,300 / AU$6,000, but take it with even more salt than the rest of this leak (which is to say a lot).
A laptop flagship beast?
If this leak is correct, we could be looking at an RTX 4060 all the way up to an RTX 4090 for laptop GPUs, which are set to be revealed at CES (along with Intel’s new Raptor Lake mobile offerings, as previously mentioned). The RTX 4050 is also rumoured to be on the way, though not in an HP Omen (the RTX 4050 was actually spotted in leaked benchmarks for a Samsung Galaxy Book Pro laptop).
What’s also interesting here is that the rumour mill has been unsure of what the top-end model for Lovelace mobile will be, and seeing that it could be an RTX 4090 primes us to expect a suitably beefy laptop GPU that really pushes frame rates for mobile gaming. (Recall that the Ampere generation ended with the RTX 3080 Ti for notebooks; there was no 3090 for laptops).
Unfortunately, we don’t get any specs other than the memory loadouts, but that hasn’t stopped rumours of the RTX 4090 being a laptop graphics card with the power of the desktop RTX 3090. (or at least come close to it). A previous leak indicated that the 4090 mobile would use the AD103 chip (AD102 is simply too large for the confines of a notebook chassis) and have a TGP of up to 175W. (but in fairness, that rumour is another sketchy one that we need to remain more sceptical than usual around).
So there’s still a lot of uncertainty about how Lovelace laptop GPUs will perform, but we should find out in less than a month. We fully expect to see some powerful gaming laptops at CES that use Intel’s Raptor Lake mobile processors in conjunction with RTX 4000 graphics cards.