As the CES keynote for NVidia comes closer; NVidia has already started announcing what they might be showcasing at the CES 2017.
NVidia, in a tweet, has finally made the GTX 1050 and 1050Ti official. The two GPUs have been the topic of many leaks in the recent weeks, so this is a sigh of relief.
With the official unveil, we now have more details; the fun part about these mobile GPUs is that they will have a similar spec to their desktop brothers which, in theory, should mean that the performance difference between the desktop cards and the mobile cards is going to be negligible.
Introducing GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti for laptops! Get #GameReady January 5th. https://t.co/23NcONhHZV pic.twitter.com/OBNxl1aIBz
— NVIDIA UK (@NVIDIA_UK) January 3, 2017
The NVidia GTX 1050 for laptops has 640 CUDA cores and a base clock speed of 1354Mhz with the boost clock reaching as high as 1493Mhz. It will come with 4GB of VRAM with a bandwidth of about 7 Gbps.
On the other hand, the GTX 1050Ti will have slightly higher 768 CUDA cores and a base clock of 1493Mhz with the boost clock reaching the speed of 1620Mhz.
The Ti is obviously the superior model with more CUDA cores and a higher clock speed, but the VRAM remains the same – 4 GB, with 7 Gbps of bandwidth.
Both of these cards are powerful enough to be used in VR applications. They are great new additions to the already existing series of 10xx series of mobile GPUs from NVidia.
We have already seen the laptop counterparts for the GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 but with the addition of GTX 1050 and GTX 1050Ti, we will be seeing great performance in some low priced laptops as well.
That’s the most important bit; this announcement makes gaming laptops at a price less than $1,000 a reality that isn’t too inconceivable to imagine.
One of the first OEMs with this new laptop GPU will be Dell but we might see more in the NVidia keynote today.