New RTX 30 Series laptops provide the best portable gaming experience

Briony HannamJan 14, 2021 - 6 min read
RTX 30 series laptops

Nvidia’s RTX 30 series laptops are here. There’s now a huge number of incredible laptops that utilise the powerful yet compact hardware. Powerful Ampere architecture means that laptop gaming performance is faster than ever with RTX turned on.

Why you should upgrade to an Nvidia RTX 30 series laptop

Ampere Architecture:

RTX 30 series mobile graphics use the latest architecture with 3rd Generation Ray Tracing Cores, 2nd Generation Tensor Cores, and streaming multiprocessors. This means that Raytracing looks and plays better than ever. Nvidia DLSS improves performance by up to 60% and there’s a huge leap in performance over RTX 20 series.

Third Generation Max Q technology:

Max Q is Nvidia’s clever technology that allows them to put powerful GPUs inside thin, light and ultrapowerful laptops. Third Gen Max Q uses AI and new optimisation tools like Dynamic Boost 2.0 and Whispermode 2.0. Dynamic boost uses AI to carefully balance CPU, GPU and GPU memory power ensuring your laptop will run efficiently, with the best performance for the task at hand. Whisper mode allows you to choose the desired acoustic level and the laptop will do the rest to keep your fans perfectly quiet. Ideal if you also like to use your laptop at work or in the classroom.

Resizeable BAR Support:

This technology allows the CPU to access all of the GPU VRAM simultaneously, which can help to improve performance in certain games. You’ll get higher framerates without the need for more power usage.

Superfast displays:

Nvidia’s RTX 30 series mobile graphics can play games at higher FPS than ever before. To take advantage of this performance over half of the new GeForce RTX 30 Series laptops offer displays with a 240Hz or higher refresh rate. Perfect if you love shooters like CS: GO, Overwatch and Rainbow six Siege.


What RTX 3060 laptops are available?

The most affordable RTX 30 series laptops are available with Nvidia’s RTX 3060 mobile graphics. However, each one is still capable of playing the latest games and the features on offer at this price point might surprise you. There’s Nine different option right now on the Overclockers website and here are our top picks.

MSI GF65

The GF65 might not be the thinnest or lightest laptop but it offers incredible value for money. The FHD IPS Level 144hz display is ideal for super-smooth gameplay. The 15.6″ size and thin bezels mean it’s compact and with up to 7 hours of battery life, it’s suitable for portable use. Paired with Nvidia’s brand new GPU is a powerful Intel i7 6 core processor and 16GB of memory for a great gaming experience. You can preorder the GF65 for £1,299.95

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Asus TUF Dash F15

If a super-slim chassis is what you desire then this laptop is ideal with its compact 19.9mm thickness. The 15.6″ IPS Level 144hz display ensures gameplay looks great from any angle. The Intel I7-11370H  processor is brand new and paired with the capable RTX 3060 you’ll be able to play the latest games. The only compromise is the 512GB of storage and 8GB of Memory. However, both are easily upgraded with a free slot available for each. This laptop is a bargain at only £999.95

Gigabyte G5

If you love to play fast-paced FPS games like CS: GO, Overwatch and Fortnite the G5 is perfect with a super smooth 240hz display. The 15.6″ size is packed full of powerful hardware like the Intel i7-108750H processor, 16GB of 3200Mhz memory and a 512GB NVMe SSD. The super-fast storage is easily upgradable up to 6TB as there are two M.2 slots and one 2.5 inch swappable bay. You can preorder the G5 on Overclockers UK for £1499.99.

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What RTX 3070 Laptops are available?

Overclockers UK currently has eighteen different RTX 3070 models available to pre-order on the website. There are models from Asus, MSI and Gigabyte. To help you narrow down your search we’ve picked three of our favourites.

MSI GP66 Leopard

The Leopard is one of the most affordable laptops with an RTX 3070 GPU. However, it still comes equipped with an FHD 144Hz display that’s ideal for fast-paced gameplay. The 16GB of memory ensures you’ll be able to multitask easily. There’s an option of the compact 15.3″ version with 512GB NVMe SSD for £1499.99. Or for £1799.99 you can upgrade to a 17.3″ display and 1TB NVMe SSD.

Gigabyte Aero

If you love stunning visuals you won’t want to miss the stunning 15.6 inch Samsung AMOLED 4K display on this laptop. It doesn’t come cheap at £2699.95 but you’re guaranteed to be impressed by the rich colours. There’s also a 17.3″ inch 4K UHD IPS display version available for £2699.95. Plus a gamer-focused 144Hz FHD model for £1999.99. Each laptop comes equipped with Intel’s i7-10870H processor and up to 32GB of memory. This makes it ideal for video editing and 3D rendering.

ROG Strix G15 G513QR

If you fancy trying out an AMD processor now is the perfect time with the brand new Ryzen R7-5800H. The 8 cores and 16 threads make it ideal for CPU intensive tasks. Another highlight of this laptop is the 15.6″FHD IPS Level display. It’s ideal for gamers thanks to the staggering 300Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time. Other great features include a 1TB PCI-E SSD for all your games and the 16GB of 3200mhz memory is great for multitasking. The cooling is cutting edge, and it’s all wrapped up in a chassis with plenty of RGB for £1,699.99.


What RTX 3080 Laptops are available?

The RTX 3080 is Nvidia’s new flagship mobile GPU. RTX 30 series laptops with this unbeatable GPU are for gamers who demand the best. Overclockers UK currently has Ten RTX 3080 powered laptops available for pre-order from Asus, Gigabyte and MSI. Below are 3 of our top picks.

Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo

This laptop features the innovative ROG ScreenPad Plus secondary display. This makes it ideal for streamers, creators and anyone who loves to multitask. The main display is no slouch either with 4K resolution and a super smooth 120Hz refresh rate.  The brand new AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX CPU, 2TB of RAID0 M.2 NVMe storage and 32GB of 3200Mhz create a well-rounded laptop with all the latest and greatest tech. All this can be yours for £3,499.99.

Gigabyte Aorus 17G

The large 17.3″ IPS display on the Aorus 17G with 300Hz refresh rate makes it ideal for fast-paced gameplay. The 99Wh battery can last up to 8 hours and it weighs in at 2.7KG so it’s ideal for travelling gamers. Other features include 32GB of high-speed memory which is plenty for the latest games and more. The 1TB NVMe drive reduces loading times and the entire chassis is constructed using CNC’d aluminium for a robust design. You can pre-order yours now for £2,699.95.

MSI GS66 Stealth

This laptop is the ultimate device for those who don’t want any compromises. The compact 15.6″ size, reinforced chassis and understated aesthetics make it great for work or play on the move. Choose the Intel i9, UHD 4K, 64GB memory equipped model for £4299.95. It’s the perfect portable rendering, editing and creation machine. Or take full advantage of the RTX 3080’s gaming prowess with an Intel i7 and 300Hz display for £3299.95.


Where to find the full range

Overclockers UK have many different models of RTX 30 series powered laptops listed on the website. Currently you can pre order models from MSI and Gigabyte that will be available from the 26th of January. Click the button below to see them all and get your hands on the latest and greatest in portable gaming.

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