2017 seems to be the year for budget laptop gamers. As we all know gaming laptops are very expensive and most of the time they are not very good value for money. With the entry level GTX 1050 and GTX 1050Ti coming out we all thought that having these GPUs in laptops would bring the price down for entry level laptop gamers at least and our prayers have finally been answered.
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Nvidia claims that there are more than 30 models that will feature GTX 1050 and GTX 1050Ti graphics cards and they have the following key features:
With the new GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti for laptops, you can experience fast, smooth gaming experiences and:
Achieve up to 3X the performance and power efficiency of previous-generation GPUs.
Play classic and modern games at 1080p @ 60 FPS with additional support for the latest DirectX™ 12 features
Explore advanced graphics technologies like NVIDIA GameWorks™ that provide a more interactive and cinematic experience.
Enjoy GeForce Experience™–your gateway to great PC gaming. Download Game Ready drivers, keep your games optimized and share your greatest gaming moments.
Create with NVIDIA Ansel™–a revolutionary in-game camera that lets you take professional-grade screenshots.
Enjoy NVIDIA G-SYNC™ support buttery-smooth gameplay (on supported models only)
Put your overclocking skills to use just like you would do on the desktop
NVIDIA BatteryBoost™ delivering great 30+ FPS experience but with up to 2x longer battery life while gaming.”
GTX 1050/GTX 1050Ti Specifications Notebooks
The following are the specifications for the GTX 1050 and the GTX 1050Ti that will be coming in the upcoming notebooks:
- Cuda cores: 640/768
- Base clock speed: 1354/1493MHz
- Boost clock speed: 1493/1620MHz
- Memory clock speed: 7Gb/s
- Maximum video memory: Up to 4GB GDDR5
- Memory bus width: 128-bit
- Memory bandwidth: 112GB/s
We will have to see how well the GTX 1050 and the GTX 1050Ti perform in laptops but this will be a great improvement over integrated graphics no matter how you look at things. What do you think?