The Nvidia RTX 4090 laptop graphics card has been spotted in the HP Omen Gaming Notebook, along with a slew of other Lovelace mobile graphics cards, plus all of these portable devices are powered by the upcoming new Raptor Lake mobile processor.
This leak comes from @momomo_us on Twitter (as VideoCardz (opens in a new tab) flagged) spotted HP Omen machines listed on a European retailer’s website, but given this is an unknown retailer, we must be extra careful with these purported specifications provided via product listings.
The seller lists six variations of the upcoming HP Omen 17, all of which are powered by an Intel Core i7-13700HX processor – a mobile part set to be revealed at CES – and all feature Nvidia Lovelace GPUs.
The top model runs with the laptop’s RTX 4090 graphics card, which is listed with 16GB of VRAM (no other specs listed here, by the way, just the memory configuration).
We also see two Omen 17 laptops with RTX 4080 (equipped with 12GB VRAM), one PC with RTX 4070 (8GB) and another pair with RTX 4060 (also 8GB).
Prices are in lei, the Romanian currency – so we can of course assume it’s a Romanian retailer – and the top-end HP Omen with RTX 4090 costs 18,881 lei. That works out to around $4,000 / £3,300 / AU$6,000, but take it with even more spice than the rest of this leak (which is whole plot).
Analysis: The beast of a flagship laptop?
If this leak turns out to be correct, so apparently we’re looking at the RTX 4060 all the way up to the RTX 4090 for laptop GPUs due to be revealed at CES (along with Intel’s new Raptor Lake mobile offering as mentioned). There are rumors of an RTX 4050 that could theoretically appear, but not in the HP Omen (the RTX 4050 was actually spotted in leaked benchmarks for the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro laptop).
It’s also interesting that gossips were rather unsure what the top model of the Lovelace mobile version would be, and seeing that it could be the RTX 4090 leads us to expect a sufficiently powerful laptop GPU that really boosts frame rates for gaming moving. (Remember that the Ampere generation ended with the RTX 3080 Ti for notebooks; there was no 3090 for laptops.)
Unfortunately, we don’t have any specs other than memory loading, although that hasn’t stopped whispers about the possibility of the RTX 4090 being a laptop graphics card that could even match (or at least come close to) the power of the desktop RTX 3090. A previous leak pointed to a 4090 mobile using the AD103 chip (AD102 is just too much for a notebook case) with a TGP of up to 175W (but honestly, this rumor is just another cursory rumor that we must remain more skeptical than usual).
There’s still a lot of doubt in the air about how Lovelace laptop GPUs will really take shape, but at least we should find out in less than a month. We fully expect to see some powerful gaming laptops at CES that use mobile Intel Raptor Lake processors paired with RTX 4000 graphics cards.