Nvidia reveals cheaper chip for desktops, new gaming laptops that could avoid supply crunch – MarketWatch

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Nvidia Corp. announced a line of new gaming laptops along with a cheaper desktop chip Tuesday amid supply constraints that have hampered availability of the company’s popular desktop chips, but one analyst believes the laptop rollout could go smoother.

Nvidia NVDA, -1.52% announced desktop gaming chipsets in September based on its next-generation Ampere architecture that was released in May. Those desktop gaming chips included the RTX 3070, priced at $499; the mid-tier RTX 3080, priced at $699; and the high-end $1,499 RTX 3090. Later, in December, Nvidia announced an even lower-priced $399 RTX 3060 Ti chip.

On Tuesday, Nvidia said it would launch an even more inexpensive desktop graphics card, the RTX 3060 — without the “Ti” designation — for $329, in addition to the new laptops. Nvidia said that more than 70 laptop manufacturers would offer gaming laptops that use the company’s next-generation Ampere architecture. Nvidia said its new gaming laptops would be priced at $999 for the RTX 3060 model, $1,299 for the RTX 3070 model, and $1,999 for the RTX 3080 model.

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip company said the 3070 and 3080 laptops will ship on Jan.

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