NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Notebook GPU Is Faster Than the GTX 970M – Under 100W TDP, Runs Doom Smoothly on 1080P/Ultra

After launch of GeForce GTX 1050 cards on desktop side, NVIDIA is planning to launch GP107 products on notebooks. The first product based on the latest GPU has been tested out by LaptopMedia (via Videocardz).

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti For Notebook Performance and Specifications Leak Out

LaptopMedia has reportedly acquired the first notebook sample that packs a GTX 1050 Ti class graphics chip. This chip is based on the NVIDIA GP107 core that was recently launched on desktop cards. The chip will now be making its way down to the mobility platforms and fall in budget / gaming oriented devices. The GeForce GTX 1050 series are very efficient in terms of power consumption and that would lead to longer battery times on notebooks.

Exact specifications of the chip are posted by the source however they haven't been confirmed at the moment. The specifications for the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) include a GP107 core that is built on the Samsung 14nm process node. The chip houses 768 CUDA cores, 48 texture mapping units and 32 raster operation units. The package would feature 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7 GHz that would operate around a 128-bit bus interface, leading to a 112 GB/s bandwidth.


Clock speeds are rated at 1490 MHz base and 1624 MHz boost which are higher than the desktop variants. We aren't sure if these are the actual clock speeds but we will wait for confirmation, these are the clocks that were used while testing the GTX 1050 Ti GPU on the notebook. Last but not least, the GPU would feature a TDP less than 100W. I think NVIDIA would aim for the same 75W range as the desktop parts however MXM module can go beyond that and that's one reason why the chip is clocked higher compared to desktop models that require no external power connectors.

NVIDIA GeForce Pascal Mobility Family Comparison:

SpecificationGeForce GTX 980 NotebookGeForce GTX 1050 Ti NotebookGeForce GTX 1060
GeForce GTX 1070
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
Core clock speed1064 MHz1490 MHz1404 Mhz 1442 MHz1566 MHz
Max-Q Base ClockN/AN/A1063 - 1265MHz1101 - 1215MHz1101 - 1290MHz
Boost clock speed1228 MHz1624 MHz1670 Mhz1645 MHz1733 MHz
Max-Q Boost ClockN/AN/A1341 - 1480MHz1265 - 1379MHz1278 - 1468MHz
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
Max-Q Design TDPN/AN/A60 - 70W80 - 90W90 - 110W

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Benchmarks - 10% Faster Than The GTX 970M

Alright so the performance results are pretty good for the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. It scores almost 50,000 points in 3DMark Cloud Gate, 7757 points in 3DMark Firestrike and 1836 points in Unigine Heaven 4 benchmarks. All of these are up to 10% faster than the GeForce GTX 970M. The GTX 970M is based on the Maxwell architecture and has 1280 CUDA cores along with 6 GB of VRAM.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Notebook Performance Comparison:

GPU Name3DMark Cloud Gate (Graphics)3DMark Fire Strike (Graphics)Unigine Heaven 4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)49976 (+10%)7757 (+7%)1836 (+9%)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (ASUS GL502)4554172711691
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M (HP Omen 2016)3812560631260
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (Lenovo Y700)310974451989

It's quite impressive that the entry level Pascal GPU is outperforming a cut down GM204 chip that also packs a wider bus. The GTX 1050 Ti is also more efficient than the Maxwell GPU so there's that, an added bonus. User running a Pascal GTX 1050 Ti notebook will not only get faster performance but save a bit of battery time too.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Running Doom on 1080P / Ultra

The source is also performing some real gaming tests with the GTX 1050 Ti notebook. They have posted a video showing the chip running DOOM on 1080P with Ultra settings and using OpenGL API. We can see the frames average between 50-60 which is decent enough for the entry level chip.

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