NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1050 And GTX 1050 Ti Arrive For Notebooks
Posted on January 4, 2017 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
Hot on the heels of us posting a review of an excellent GTX 1060-equipped notebook from Eurocom comes an announcement from NVIDIA for its new GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti for notebooks. Considering the GTX 1060 offered excellent gameplay at 1440p, the 1050 Ti should offer an “excellent” 1080p experience.
As we’re at CES and can’t dedicate time to making our own specs table, I am going to take the lazy route and stick with NVIDIA’s premade one:
Interestingly, these mobile-targeted GTX 1050s stand to be even faster than their desktop counterpart. The non-Ti is boosted at the top-end only by about 50MHz, but the Ti model gains an impressive 200MHz. Another interesting thing to note: the GTX 1050 has 4GB of VRAM, while the desktop equivalent stuck to 2GB.
NVIDIA says (and we believe it given our Pascal testing up to this point) that these new GPUs will be the most efficient ever for their given market target, and like the bigger guys, they support all of NVIDIA’s mainstay features, like G-SYNC, Ansel, GeForce Experience (read our in-depth look), and of course, GameWorks.
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Here’s what’s really impressive to me: despite the fact that these chips are the lowest on NVIDIA’s current totem pole, both will support overclocking, allowing you to potentially eke even more performance out of already nicely-spec’d parts.
NVIDIA says that notebooks featuring these GPUs will start out at $700, although we’d expect the Ti-equipped notebooks to start out a bit higher. OEMs already on board include ASUS, Dell, Alienware, Acer, MSI, Lenovo, and HP, among others.
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