Nvidia releases GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti for mid-range laptops

Scorpus

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Nvidia has launched two new mobile GPUs at CES 2017, rounding out the GeForce 10 series with laptop counterparts for every desktop part. The GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti aren't the most powerful parts going around, but their lower TDPs and respectable amounts of performance still offer something to mid-range gaming laptops and workstations.

Both new parts are built using Nvidia's GP107 GPU. The GTX 1050 Ti is very similar to its desktop counterpart: there's 768 CUDA cores, 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs plus a clock speed of 1493 MHz with a rated boost clock of 1620 MHz. Interestingly, the clock speeds of the mobile GTX 1050 Ti are a good 200-230 MHz higher than the desktop part, which should provide some extra performance here.

As for memory, the GTX 1050 Ti is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 on a 128-bit bus, clocked at 7 Gbps for 112 GB/s of bandwidth. With these specifications, the GTX 1050 Ti should provide similar performance to the GTX 970M at a lower price point and TDP.

The GTX 1050 has 640 CUDA cores, 40 TMUs and, oddly, 16 ROPs. It has a base clock of 1354 MHz and a rated boost of 1493 MHz; identical to the desktop card in base clock and slightly higher in boost clock. The GPU will be available with up to 4 GB of GDDR5 on a 128-bit bus, again providing 112 GB/s of bandwidth. Performance will be similar to the GTX 965M.

Both these new GPUs integrated upgraded BatteryBoost technology that will provide frame pacing while gaming on battery. Users will be able to set a frame rate cap, so that longer playtime can be achieved on battery, and this frame rate will be maintained in a smooth and consistent fashion. Previously, gaming on battery was a poor and janky experience, but this shouldn't be an issue with the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti.

These new GPUs will be available immediately in a range of laptops, many of which will (or already have) been announced at CES 2017.

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madboyv1

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With these specifications, the GTX 1050 Ti should provide similar performance to the GTX 970M at a lower price point and TDP.
Which to me is actually pretty exciting, as it affords bringing respectable 1080p performance (often at "High" or better settings) into smaller and relatively less expensive packages. I'm not in the immediate market for a new laptop yet but I'll be keeping an eye out just in case.
 

Puiu

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Any word on whether they will support adaptive sync? (not gsync but the regular kind)