GeForce RTX 50 series laptop GPUs reportedly leaked — mobile Blackwell with GDDR7 en route for 2025

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Blackwell (Image credit: Nvidia)

Nvidia's next-generation GeForce RTX 50-series (Blackwell) laptop graphics cards' memory configurations have reportedly leaked. The materials via (Dominic Alvieri) appear to have originated from a ransomware attack on Clevo, a Taiwanese OEM and ODM manufacturer that produces laptops.

The leaked roadmap shows six different mobile Blackwell graphics cards featuring GDDR7 memory. Three are based on the GN22 Board 1, and the remaining three are on the GN22 Board 2. Logically, we're looking at a new package that isn't pin-to-pin compatible with the existing GeForce RTX 40-series (Ada Lovelace) GN21 PCBs.

The GN22-X11 and GN22-X9 should replace the GeForce RTX 4090 (GN21-X11) and GeForce RTX 4080 (GN21-X9), respectively. If we go by the codenames, we're potentially looking at the GeForce RTX 5090 and the GeForce RTX 5080. The mobile version of the GeForce RTX 4080 only has 12GB. However, there is also mention of the GN22-X7 with 12GB of GDDR7, which could be the GeForce RTX 5080, assuming Nvidia retains the 12GB configuration for the GeForce RTX 5080.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 50-series Laptop Specifications*

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Graphics CardCodenameMemory
GeForce RTX 5090GN22-X1116GB GDDR7
GeForce RTX 4090GN21-X1116GB GDDR6
GeForce RTX 5080GN22-X916GB GDDR7
GeForce RTX 4080GN21-X912GB GDDR6
?GN22-X712GB GDDR7
GeForce RTX 5070GN22-X68GB GDDR7
GeForce RTX 4070GN21-X68GB GDDR6
GeForce RTX 5060GN22-X48GB GDDR7
GeForce RTX 4060GN21-X48GB GDDR6
GeForce RTX 5050GN22-X28GB GDDR7
GeForce RTX 4050GN21-X26GB GDDR6

*Specifications are unconfirmed.

Meanwhile, GN22-X6 and GN22-X4 should correspond to the GeForce RTX 5070 and GeForce RTX 5060, which succeed the GeForce RTX 4070 and GeForce RTX 4060, respectively. Besides the memory upgrade to GDDR7, the Blackwell graphics cards retain the same amount of memory as the parts they will replace. The GN22-X2 board with 8GB is likely the GeForce RTXD 5050, which replaces the GeForce RTX 4050.

Interestingly, Nvidia seemingly makes no changes to Blackwell's memory sizes. Laptop users may not have access to 16GB until they scale up to the GeForce RTX 5080. This would be a minor improvement since Nvidia's current mobile Ada lineup doesn't offer a 16GB SKU unless you grab the flagship GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop. It's similar to AMD, which also only has the Radeon RX 7900M that comes with 16GB of memory.

(Image credit: X/Dominic Alvieri)

Apparently, Nvidia may not launch low-end Blackwell anytime soon. The leaked roadmap shows that the GeForce RTX 4050 and GeForce RTX 3050 6GB will continue to march into 2025. Only the GeForce RTX 2050 4GB 64-bit will get a replacement in the shape of the already-launched GeForce RTX 3050 4GB.

Nvidia's mobile Blackwell graphics cards should launch in 2025. There's no specific date on the roadmap, but we speculate that Nvidia will probably announce the lineup at CES 2025. Mobile Blackwell will arrive in time to accompany Intel's Arrow Lake and AMD's Fire Range processors in mobile devices.

Zhiye Liu
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Zhiye Liu is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Although he loves everything that’s hardware, he has a soft spot for CPUs, GPUs, and RAM.

  • Metal Messiah.
    The GN22-X2 board with 8GB is likely the GeForce RTXD 5050, which replaces the GeForce RTX 4050. The leaked roadmap shows that the GeForce RTX 4050 and GeForce RTX 3050 6GB will continue to march into 2025.

    There is some contradiction in your post.

    Because the roadmap slide itself mentions that the RTX 4050 will continue to march into 2025. So the GN22-X2 board with 8GB could be some other GPU model, IMO, and not the RTX 5050.

    But anyway, instead of giving the leaked IDs a proper GPU codename, let's also divide them based on the GPU die/SKU name as well.

    Speculation, but based on current RTX 40 series LAPTOP specs.
    GN22-X11 and the GN22-X9, both of these Mobile chips feature 16 GB GDDR7. So expect a 256-bit bus interface, and these two chips could most likely use the GB203 GPU die.

    The GN22-X7 features 12 GB GDDR7 memory, so it could use a 192-bit bus interface based on the GB205 GPU.

    Finally, we have GN22-X6, GN22-X4, and the GN22-X2. All three GPUs feature 8 GB GDDR7 memory and are likely to feature a 128-bit bus while utilizing the GB206 and GB207 GPU SKUs.

    GPU IDGPU SKUGPU Name (TBD)CoresMemoryGN22-X11GB203RTX 5090 (Laptop)TBD16 GB GDDR7GN22-X9GB203RTX 5080 Ti (Laptop) ??TBD16 GB GDDR7GN22-X7GB205RTX 5080 (Laptop)TBD12 GB GDDR7GN22-X6GB206RTX 5070 (Laptop)TBD8 GB GDDR7GN22-X4GB206RTX 5060 (Laptop)TBD8 GB GDDR7GN22-X2GB207RTX 50** (Laptop) ??TBD8 GB GDDR7
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  • Metal Messiah.
    "The GN22-X2 board with 8GB is likely the GeForce RTXD 5050, which replaces the GeForce RTX 4050. The leaked roadmap shows that the GeForce RTX 4050 and GeForce RTX 3050 6GB will continue to march into 2025."

    One more point to be noted.

    Since there are no RTX 50 series 6GB Laptop variants listed in this leaked roadmap, assuming it's accurate, then most likely the 8GB SKU/GN22-X2 board is not the RTX 5050 as assumed by the author. Can't say this with surety though.

    But just for reference, the current gen RTX 4050 Laptop GPU only comes in a 6GB GDDR6 VRAM flavor.
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  • Amdlova
    Nice more 8gb cards on the market :)
    Nvidia aways listen the consumers...
    Can't wait to pay 500us on a 5060ti
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  • CmdrShepard
    There should be a law against selling 8 GB and 12 GB cards in 2024.
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  • hotaru251
    CmdrShepard said:
    There should be a law against selling 8 GB and 12 GB cards in 2024.
    8gb? yes as even 1080p can use more than that now-a-days.

    12gb? thats usable for most games at 1080p.
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  • vinay2070
    12GB on the 80 series is an insult to the customers. Especially with more and more people using it for AI/development etc. 16GB for 80 and 20GB for 90 it should have been.
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  • vinay2070
    CmdrShepard said:
    There should be a law against selling 8 GB and 12 GB cards in 2024.
    LOL, apple laptops main memory itself is 8GB. Even in the pro sectors. And that too is shared with GPU. First sue apple for this.
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  • Dr D00p
    I suspect the 12GB card is actually the 5070.

    They aren't going to have two 5080s in the stack.
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  • CmdrShepard
    vinay2070 said:
    LOL, apple laptops main memory itself is 8GB. Even in the pro sectors. And that too is shared with GPU. First sue apple for this.
    And a whole prebuilt laptop is comparable to a single PC component (video card because I wasn't talking about laptop parts) how exactly?

    I wish people would stop comparing apples and oranges.
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  • TechyIT223
    I was expecting an increase in VRAM for the next generation of GPUs.

    But maybe these are laptop chips so I hope the desktop variants have different configurations in terms of memory..
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