Nvidia is showing us GPU innovations for laptops just before the end of 2021. The company has announced three new GPUs for the laptop segment based on the Turing and Ampere architectures. We have the new GeForce RTX 2050, GeForce MX570, and MX550 GPUs. These GPUs will launch a new set of entry-level laptops that will appear in 2022 and later, so let’s take a quick look at them.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2050
It seems that Nvidia is not yet ready to pull the Turing architecture. The new GeForce RTX 2050 GPU will now join the GeForce RTX 20 series of laptops. According to Nvidia, the GeForce RTX 2050 delivers 2,048 CUDA cores, just over 1,920 CUDA cores on the RTX 2060 laptop GPU. The RTX 2050 boasts an increased clock speed of up to 1.477MHz and is rated for the power of a total graphic (TGP) of 45W.
The GeForce RTX 2050 comes with 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM with memory speeds of up to 14Gbps via a 64-bit interface. We see memory bandwidth up to 112 GB / s. Laptops powered by the RTX 2050 GPU will also feature RT cores, tensor cores, and an NVIDIA encoder to bring out the best of RTX GPU features such as Ray Tracing, Nvidia DLSS, and more.
Nvidia GeForce MX570 and MX550
Today’s addition to the new RTX 2050 GPUs is joined by the new MX570 and MX550 chips. Nvidia claims that the MX570 is its fastest MX GPU to date, which means we can expect improvement on all boards, including core clocks, memory bandwidth, and more. The MX550, on the other hand, is being touted as an upgrade to the existing MX450 GPU which is already running a plethora of laptops on the market.
Nvidia does not have detailed specifications for these new chips, but we expect them to be based on the new Ampere architecture. The company claims to have more CUDA cores and higher memory speeds than previous MX GPUs, so it will be interesting to see who these new chips compare to other options on the market.
It can be said with certainty that these new GPUs will launch a new series of laptops that are expected to hit the market soon after CES 2022. These new GPUs will launch entry-level laptops, including gaming and mainstream machines by the spring of 2022. We will have new information about the new laptops as they are announced.