Chinese gamers hungry for Nvidia's latest graphics may now be tempted to pounce on its unusually cheap RTX 4080 and 4090-based graphics cards – for laptops. A number of companies in China have bought up stock of laptop-adapted circuits and placed them on purpose-built PCI-Express cards marketed as “RTX 4080M Desktop” and the like, he wrote. video card.
The circuits used in the cards are not lifted from any off-the-shelf laptops but come directly from Nvidia, but the company so far seems uninterested in the move despite the many obvious problems with the cards. However, the cards started appearing on Chinese e-commerce sites last January, so Nvidia will likely try to stop the cards' spread if they prove popular.
The most serious problem is that it does not seem possible to use standard drivers and customers have to rely on custom drivers from card manufacturers or modify the official drivers themselves. Another obvious problem is that it's not covered by Nvidia's own warranty.
For gamers, it is also important to remember that the circuits may be called RTX 4080 and 4090, but they do not have any high performance. Both cards have a power cap of 175W.
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