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NVIDIA Rumored To Prep Its GTX 1050 Ti And GTX 1060 for Upcoming Gaming Notebooks – No ‘M’ Branding Suggests Desktop Class GPUs To Be Present

Omar Sohail
Posted Jun 30, 2016
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The successors of NVIDA GeForce GTX 950M and 960M are going to arrive sooner than you think, and thanks to their superior architecture, it looks like the company might not have to release several variants of its mobile class GPUs, not when the actual desktop GPU will consume less power and get the job done too.

GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1060 are going to appear in future gaming notebooks, but there’s one minute detail that might have caught your eye; the absence of the ‘M’ suffix in the company’s rumored mobile variants. For the longest time, NVIDIA has produced less powerful but more efficient versions of its desktop GPUs to be placed in gaming notebooks, but the Pascal architecture has given the company more than enough reasons to discard this approach entirely.

No ‘M’ Suffix Present In NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti And GTX 1060 – Desktop Class GPUs Finally Coming To Gaming Machines In August?

According to information taken from Laptop Media, the upcoming GPUs are going to feature the following codenames:

  • GTX 1050 Ti: N17PG1
  • GTX 1060: N17EG1

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Expected specifications of the upcoming GPUs (image credits: Laptop Media)

The absence of the ‘M’ suffix gives rise to some confusion. On the one hand, we have information that NVIDIA might release a GTX 1080M down the road, who’s specifications are less powerful than the actual desktop variant of the company’s flagship GPU, but it’s more than capable of rendering textures smoothly at the 4K resolutions thanks to its 8GB frame buffer.

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NVIDIA GeForce Pascal Mobility Family Comparison:

SpecificationGeForce GTX 980 NotebookGeForce GTX 1050 Ti NotebookGeForce GTX 1060
Notebook
GeForce GTX 1070
Notebook
GeForce GTX 1080 Notebook
Graphics CoreGM204GP107GP106GP104GP104
Manufacturing process28nm14nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET
CUDA Cores2048768128020482560
Transistors 5.2 Billion3.3 Billion4.4 Billion7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion
ROP units64 324864 64
TMUs1284880128160
Core clock speed1064 MHz1490 MHz?1404 Mhz 1442 MHz1566 MHz
Boost clock speed1228 MHz1624 MHz?1670 Mhz1645 MHz1733 MHz
Memory clock7004 MHz7,008 MHz8,008 MHz8,008 MHz10,000 MHz
Memory interface256-bit128-bit192-bit256-bit256-bit
Total memory bandwidth224 GB/s112 GB/s192GB/s256GB/s320 GB/s
Total dedicated GPU memory 8 GB4 GB6 GB8 GB8 GB
VRAM TypeGDDR5GDDR5GDDR5GDDR5GDDR5X
TDP~150W~60W~80W~120W~150W

It is possible than when these GPUs officially arrive, NVIDIA will stick with a different name to address them with, and remove the ‘M’ suffix in the process too. As for the GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1060, their details have been listed below:

  • GeForce GTX 1080 for notebooks (supposedly called GTX 1080M for now): GP104 with 8GB GDDR5 at 256-bit
  • GeForce GTX 1070 for notebooks: GP104 with 8GB GDDR5 at 256-bit
  • GeForce GTX 1060 for notebooks: GP106 with 6GB GDDR5 at 192-bit
  • GeForce GTX 1050 Ti for notebooks: Unknown graphics core with 4GB GDDR5 at 128-bit
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According to information posted at VideoCardz, both mid-ranged GPUs are going to arrive during the month of August, and will allow manufacturers to provide some a decent level of immersion to consumers on a strict budget. At the same time, it will also be the manufacturer’s responsibility to create an effective heat dissipation solution so temperatures do not exceed beyond their recommended threshold.

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