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January 04, 2017

NVIDIA Announces The Availability of GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti for Gaming Notebooks

By: Low Chern Lin


With NVIDIA announcing GTX 10 Series for gaming notebooks back in August 2016, it's just the matter of time before the entry level GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti joining the game and after 2 months of waiting, today is finally the day. As NVIDIA today officially announces the availability of both the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti for gaming laptops from over 30 participating partners i.e Sager, Gigabyte, Lenovo, Clevo, EVGA, Alienware, ASUS, MSI , HP, Acer, Razer, Origin, XMG, etc within the first quarter of 2017.

Specifications

1050 Notebook
1050Ti Notebook
1050 Desktop
1050Ti Desktop
Graphics Processing clusters
2
2
2
2
Streaming Multiprocessors
5
6
5
6
CUDA Cores (Single Precision)
640
768
640
768
Texture Units
40
48
40
48
ROP Units
16
32
16
32
Base Clock
1354 MHz
1493 MHz
1354 MHz
1290 MHz
Boost Clock
1493 MHz
1620 MHz
1455 MHz
1392 MHz
Memory Clock
3500 MHz
3500 MHz
3504 MHz
3504 MHz
Memory Data Rate
7 Gbps
7 Gbps
7 Gbps
7 Gbps
L2 Cache Size
1024 KB
1024 KB
1024 KB
1024 KB
Total Video Memory
Up to 4096 MB
Up to 4096 MB
2048 MB
4096 MB
Memory Interface (GDDR5)
128-bit
128-bit
128-bit
128-bit
Total Memory Bandwidth
112 GB/s
112 GB/s
112 GB/s
112 GB/s
Texture Rate (Bilinear)
54.2 GigaTexels/s
71.7 GigaTexels/s
54.2 GigaTexels/s
61.9 GigaTexels/s
Fabrication Process
14nm
14nm
14nm
14nm
Transistor Count
3.3 Billion
3.3 Billion
3.3 Billion
3.3 Billion

Just like the rest of the GTX 10 Series graphics for notebooks, both the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti for notebooks features specifications of CUDA cores count, Texture and ROP units, etc that comes very near to its desktop counter part - well, except for the 1050 Ti notebook that comes with a rather significant boost on both its base clock and boost clock.

It is known that both the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti doesn't comes with enough power to make the system that it's powering a VR ready gaming machine, but notable features from NVIDIA such as the Ansel, GPU Boost 3.0, Optimus, GameWorks, and G-SYNC alongside industry APIs such as DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5, and Vulkan is still something that will be supported by both GPUs.

Gaming Performance

Performance wise, as we don't have any gaming notebooks here that is powered by both the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti GPUs, here's some numbers from NVIDIA, with some of the AAA titles tested on the MSI GP62 and MSI GE62 that is powered by the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti respectively.

If you happens to be around CES this week, you’ll be able to get your hands on a variety of models including those from Acer, Alienware, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and MSI. Many models will be available for sale this week, with all of them featuring Intel’s newest Kaby Lake platform for laptops. Pricing will vary from OEM, but according to NVIDIA, we can expect to see retail pricing starting at around $699 USD.

(Source: NVIDIA)

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