Just days before CES 2017 officially kicks off, Nvidia has officially announced the release of the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti GPUs for laptops. In good news for those looking to game on the go, the new laptop variants are a close match with their desktop counterparts which leaked late last year, a trait held in common with the rest of Nvidia's 10-series GPUs.
In terms of high-level specs, the GTX 1050 will ship with 640 CUDA cores, half of what is available in its big brother, GTX 1060, along with a base clock of 1354MHz and a boost clock of 1493MHz. Meanwhile, the GTX 1050 Ti offers 768 CUDA cores, 20% more than the base model, with respective base and boost clocks of 1493 and 1620MHz. Both GPUs are paired with 4GB GDDR5 RAM running at 7Gbps.
However, gamers looking to power VR experiences using a laptop will need to budget for a machine with at least a GTX 1070 GPU under the hood according to Nvidia's full rundown of its 10-series laptop GPUs.
With CES 2017 almost upon us, it would be unsurprising to see more laptops announced which pack GTX 1050-class GPUs, particularly given that Dell announced its refreshed Inspiron 7000 series laptops powered by Nvidia's latest offering.