Earlier this week, Nvidia has finally announced the specifications for the 1050 and 1050Ti mobile graphics chips.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
Just like with the rest of the Pascal mobile solutions, as opposed to appending “M” to indicate that it’s a mobile component, Nvidia has decided to keep the same name for both mobile and desktop versions of the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti, indicating that these chips will offer similar if not identical performance as their desktop counterparts.
The GTX 1050 Ti features the same 768 CUDA cores, 48 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface found on the desktop version. Likewise, The GTX 1050 Mobile is based on the same silicon, but features 640 CUDA cores, 40 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface. What’s interesting is that despite being designed for mobile use, the GTX 1050 Ti is clocked higher than its desktop counterpart. We’re not sure how this will affect power consumption and thermals, which are the most crucial aspects in mobile workstations. That said, it possible that these mobile versions are even more powerful than their desktop versions, however that would depend on whether or not the encounter any sort of throttling due to heat.
Notebook manufactures are expected to be unveiling a number of gaming notebooks featuring these new chips and we’ll be sure to look out for them as we continue our CES 2017 coverage.