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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

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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.

NVIDIA GeForce Pascal Mobility Family Comparison:

Specification GeForce GTX 980 Notebook GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Notebook GeForce GTX 1060
Notebook
GeForce GTX 1070
Notebook
GeForce GTX 1080 Notebook
Graphics Core GM204 GP107 GP106 GP104 GP104
Manufacturing process 28nm 14nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET
CUDA Cores 2048 768 1280 2048 2560
Transistors 5.2 Billion 3.3 Billion 4.4 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion
ROP units 64 32 48 64 64
TMUs 128 48 80 128 160
Core clock speed 1064 MHz 1490 MHz 1404 Mhz 1442 MHz 1566 MHz
Max-Q Base Clock N/A N/A 1063 - 1265MHz 1101 - 1215MHz 1101 - 1290MHz
Boost clock speed 1228 MHz 1624 MHz 1670 Mhz 1645 MHz 1733 MHz
Max-Q Boost Clock N/A N/A 1341 - 1480MHz 1265 - 1379MHz 1278 - 1468MHz
Memory clock 7004 MHz 7,008 MHz 8,008 MHz 8,008 MHz 10,000 MHz
Memory interface 256-bit 128-bit 192-bit 256-bit 256-bit
Total memory bandwidth 224 GB/s 112 GB/s 192GB/s 256GB/s 320 GB/s
Total dedicated GPU memory 8 GB 4 GB 6 GB 8 GB 8 GB
VRAM Type GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5X
TDP ~150W ~60W ~80W ~120W ~150W
Max-Q Design TDP N/A N/A 60 - 70W 80 - 90W 90 - 110W

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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