You thought that the premiere of the refreshed GeForce RTX 2060 is the peak of crazy premieres? Well, check it out – Nvidia is launching three new laptop graphics cards: GeForce RTX 2050, GeForce MX570, and GeForce MX550.
The new graphics cards have been designed with laptops for players and content creators in mind – although new designs are to appear on the market next spring, the manufacturer has already revealed the secret about the specifications of the chipsets. And it is worth noting that it is quite… crazy.
Nvidia introduces three new cards for laptops
Contrary to appearances, GeForce RTX 2050 is a design from the latest generation Ampere (and not Turing as if it could appear after marking – for example, as in the case of GeForce RTX 2060).
|Model||GeForce RTX 2050||GeForce RTX 2060||GeForce RTX 3050|
|Generation||Nvidia Ampere||Nvidia Turing||Nvidia Ampere|
|Graphic layout||Ampere GA107||Turing TU106||Ampere GA107|
|Timing||1155 – 1477 MHz||960 – 1200 MHz||1057-1740 MHz|
|RT units||16 (2nd gen)||30 (1st gen)||16 (2nd gen)|
|Tensor Units||64 (3rd gen)||240 (2nd gen)||64 (3rd gen)|
|Video memory||4 GB GDDR6 64-bit||6 GB GDDR6 192-bit||4 GB GDDR6 128-bit|
|Memory clock||14,000 MHz||14,000 MHz||12,000 MHz|
|Memory bandwidth||112 GB / s||336 GB / s||192 GB / s|
|TGP coefficient||35 – 55 W.||80 – 90 W.||35 – 80 W.|
The manufacturer used the Ampere GA107 graphics chip with 2048 CUDA units and 4 GB of GDDR6 64-bit memory. We can therefore expect a card with a basic performance, which will be characterized by quite low energy consumption – the TGP factor is 35-55 W.
The GeForce MX570 and GeForce MX550 models are also quite interesting, which are in the most basic performance segment – theoretically, they are to be an alternative to graphics integrated into the processor.
|Model||GeForce MX450||GeForce MX550||GeForce MX570|
|Generation||Nvidia Turing||Nvidia Turing||Nvidia Ampere|
|Graphic layout||Turing TU117||Turing TU116||Ampere GA107|
|Video memory||2 GB GDDR6 64-bit||GDDR6||GDDR6|
|Memory clock||10,000 MHz||???||???|
|Memory bandwidth||80 GB / s||???||???|
|TGP coefficient||24 watts||???||???|
However, it is worth paying attention to the card specification – the GeForce MX570 belongs to the Ampere generation (GA107), but the GeForce MX550 is a chip from the older Turing generation (TU117). In both cases, GDDR6 video memory was used (details about the capacity and interface have not been disclosed yet).
Nvidia messes with markings – customers may have a problem
The presentation of the GeForce RTX 2050, GeForce MX570, and GeForce MX550 is one of the weirdest releases (or rather announcements) on the graphics card market. Nvidia mixed up the markings, so less informed users may have a problem with distinguishing the systems. And it is worth adding that the matter is important because the models from the Ampere generation offer support for ray tracing, DLSS, and Nvidia Broadcast. In the case of the Turing generation, such functions were not provided.