Nvidia announces three new entry-level laptop GPUs

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Nvidia just announced the upcoming release of three new graphics cards: the GeForce RTX 2050, GeForce MX570 and GeForce MX550.

All three cards are intended for entry-level laptop gaming. We now know more about their specifications.

A laptop with the upcoming Nvidia GeForce RTX 2050 graphics card.

Nvidia’s new GPU family for laptops consists of two different architectures. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2050 graphics card is based on the previous generation Turing architecture, but the MX570 and MX550 are both based on the current Ampere.

While the RTX 2050 represents an older architecture, it is a brand new graphics card that rivals the laptop version of the RTX 2060. It’s based on the TU106 GPU with 2,048 cores, meaning it beats the RTX 2060 like the older GPU did. 1,920 CUDA cores. It also has a fairly balanced TGP (total graphics power) of 45 watts.

The upcoming RTX 2050 has 4 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 Gbps, but thanks to the 64-bit bus interface, it has only 112 GB/s of bandwidth compared to the 336 GB/s offered by the laptop version of the RTX 2060. Nvidia’s new release also has a boost clock of up to 1,477MHz, which is slightly lower than the 1,560MHz maximum in the RTX 2060.

While there are similarities between the RTX 2050 and the RTX 2060, the RTX 2050 seems to be aimed at the entry-level segment, so the lower bandwidth is certainly excusable. It should still be able to hold its own in many games, especially with a slight compromise in settings.

Nvidia hasn’t revealed much about the new GeForce MX570 and MX550 graphics cards yet. They are brand new units and not much is known about them other than the architecture they are based on. Part of the current Ampere line of GPUs, the same as some of the best graphics cards on the market today, they are entry-level cousins ​​to the RTX 3000 line.

The new Nvidia GeForce MX570 chip.

According to Nvidia, all three cards will support ray tracing, Reflex, Broadcast and Nvidia DLSS. They will also work with Nvidia Optimus, which means that they should offer a good balance between long battery life and gaming performance.

It’s interesting to see Nvidia continue the Ampere line, even with the upcoming Ada Lovelace RTX 40 series graphics cards already on the way. Recently, the manufacturer launched a 12GB variant of the desktop version of the RTX 2060.

We can expect to see all three of these new cards in entry-level laptops by Spring 2022.

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